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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Utah Supreme Court to Decide Status of Polygamous Judge

The Utah Supreme Court will hear arguments today (Wednesday) in the case of Walter Steed, who has served as a Justice Court judge in the tiny southern Utah border town of Hildale. Utah's Judicial Conduct Commission issued an order seeking Steed's removal from the bench in February, after a 14-month investigation determined Steed is a polygamist and as such had violated Utah's bigamy law. Bigamy is a third-degree felony in Utah punishable by up to five years in prison and fines up to $5,000.  Source.  Jennifer Dobner, San Diego Union-Tribune, For more information, please click here (last visited November 2, 2005, reo).

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