Federal judge threatened to send marshals after state judge, motion states

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  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    May 4, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    It still remains unclear that Judge Benson ever adequately considered the concerns that lead Judge Lundberg to make her ruling in 2005.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    May 4, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    The contempt being shown here is by Judge Kimball in his refusal to acknowledge Judge D. Passe-Blanco Lindburg's right to attend her uncle's funeral.

    I wonder if this is a result of the political orientations of the two judges plus the ethnicity of the state judge? The heavy handed tactics used by fellow party members of the president who appointed Kimball to stop people of the same ethnicity as Passe-Blanco Lundberg from being apointed to the federal bench make this a possibility. If people can shout "racist" based on one comment said during the State of the Union Address, it does not seem to unreasonable to suggest when a judge makes an unprecedented threat to arrest another judge.

  • 3856 taylorsville, utah
    April 22, 2011 1:50 a.m.

    If Judges can govern themselves above the law, then is their counsel above the law as well, protecting the judge? I think they do whatever they want to do.

  • Dixie Independent St George, UT
    April 15, 2011 5:44 p.m.

    So who died and made Judge Benson king? Hail to the king!

    Seems to be an outbreak of elitism among federal officials. Perhaps they've forgotten who they work for.

  • slr38 Fruit Heights, UT
    April 15, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    Go Judge Benson!!!

  • Spot Light Beverly Hills, CA
    April 15, 2011 2:16 p.m.

    The leaders of this trust are practicing felons, and likely have a sound round of RICO and MANN act violations under their belt.

    If the federal law is going to get involved, they need to step up and protect the child brides we keep finding out about.

    At least Texas knows how to wrangle those wild bulls.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    April 15, 2011 2:04 p.m.

    We have to start recognizing that the Judiciary in the United States is acting illegally, contrary to Constitutional restrains. They legislate from the bench.
    They act superior to its citizens with little oversight. They are free from prosecution from violations civil rights, due process, and constitional rights infringement. Judges gave themselves absolute immunity, which allows them complete autonomy to due whatever they want from behind the bench. I hope that we have a constitional amendment as some point to eliminate the illegal absolute immunity to protect society from corrupt judges.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    April 15, 2011 9:54 a.m.

    Stories involving polyamy often have interesting twists and turns and this is no exception.

    Why is the state so intent on holding on to this trust? Does it owe money? If it is turned over will the money not be paid? All this is very curious.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    Not to make too fine a point:

    *'Herbert seeks disaster declaration for Utah as a result of floods' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue - DSNews - 01/21/11

    'SALT LAKE CITY Gov. Gary Herbert is asking President Barack Obama to declare Utah a major disaster in the wake of last month's storms that produced record-breaking precipitation in Kane and Washington counties.
    In letter sent Thursday, Herbert outlined nearly $6 million in damage incurred as a result of the storms, which dropped 16 inches of rainfall and 15.3 inches of snow in the region.'

    I apologize.

    I just get really upset when people make the 'keep your goverment hands off my medicare!' arguments.

    Against federal intrusion...

    but ALL about getting federal money.

    Oh, look! The snow's melting....

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    'The issue in the article aside,
    the federal government is not to trump the states.' - ProudUtahn | 8:09 a.m.

    Yes. It does.

    Or is the Utah milita in Iraq right now?
    In...oh, wait. NATO is in Lybia.

    The claim that 'states trump federal' is a bold faced lie. As, almost every year states recieve somekind of 'emergency funding' for floods, fires, or all kinds of natural disasters.

    Schools, roads, police, fire dept, hospitals ALL these some type of federal grants.

    To claim 'states trump federal', simple.

    Stop accepting federal funds.

    When your stuck riding your horse on a dirt road, to the market to try and get enough food to last you through the winter...

    tell me how it went.

    Bottom line: You want your state to be independant from the country?

    Then STOP accepting federal handouts. Like some child throwing a tantrum about their cell phone...

    after eating their parents food.

  • Chickenchaser Centralia, WA
    April 15, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    How long before states stand up to these pompous more than well to do judges.
    Voted or appointed they'd release a sexual deviate to reside near a school, and prevent a person from attending a funeral. This is the federal government protecting its citizens.

  • ProudUtahn St. George, Utah
    April 15, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    attentive "Federal trumps State; that's just how it is."

    That is not what this country was founded on. The issue in the article aside,
    the federal government is not to trump the states. I think in this case it is ones opinion over another. The Judges are making to many laws and rules that are not in their jurisdiction. They are to interpet not make laws.

    Now the article, do I think there was a better way to handle the FLDS situation? YES! do I think the federal court could have handled their case differently? DEFFINETLY!

    my oppinion is based on the little bit of information I have gathered from hearing people from both sides talk, and the news media I do not have all the information or facts in either case.

  • Uncle Mal Rose Park, UT
    April 15, 2011 7:38 a.m.

    What incomparable arrogance and immaturity shown by Judge Benson. It is inconceivable that once having intruded on a state matter, he continues to be such a senseless bully. This is a sign of what is wrong with the limitless power that federal judges have taken unto themselves.

    I hope that Judge Benson's mother is right proud of a son who would send his private army to arrest an upstanding citizen who wished to attend a family funeral. I am surprised that Judge Benson didn't order the funeral home to schedule the funeral around his convenience.

    Who knows who is in the right in the debacle of the polygamy money? Is Warren Jeffs still on speaking terms with heaven? Or is is Willie Jessop? One thing is certain, Judge Benson has proven that he is biased and power-mad.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    April 15, 2011 6:32 a.m.

    Wow, this is fascinating. Wayne McCormick is right in his observations. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like this.

  • getrealpleeze Salt lake City, UT
    April 15, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    Her "judicial immaturity" screams all over this whole situation. May God have mercy on her professional and personal soul...

  • attentive Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    Federal trumps State; that's just how it is. Something that all states need to know and if they don't know it now, they WILL be reminded.

  • Gandalf Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2011 11:53 p.m.

    Oh boy, this is a great legal smackdown! It doesn't happen often. Pass the popcorn!!

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    April 14, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    Here comes the judge -- Here comes the Judge . As livinlarge says it will be show.--- Seriously I hope it can be resolved without hurting a lot of people especially the women and children who have little to say in the matter.

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    April 14, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Judge Lindberg is about to learn what it is like to be in the same room as an angry 800 pound gorilla. Federal vs. State is like Mike Tyson vs. a 3 year old toddler. Judge Lindberg had better have perfect records and perfect recall on this one...this will be great entertainment!