Citing 'eroded' respect for the court, judge issues restraining order in FLDS school dispute

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  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Dec. 31, 2011 12:32 a.m.

    On the other hand Jeffs and his associates showed extreme negligence in failing to even try to defend the trusts interest in law suits. In some ways it is odd the federal courts gave standing to the suit over the takeover since it was so long delayed. This is a complexed case, and there are no easy answers.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Dec. 31, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    I think the underlying problem is that when Judge Lindberg took over the UEP she did not properly factor in the religious issues behind its founding. She acted like it was a normal trust being mismanged. She ignored the fact that since the head manager was seen by its contributors as God's mouthpeace, in their view the proper way to manage it was how it was being managed.

    This was treated too much as any other takeover of a failed investment scheme where those running it were not acting on general economic principals. There might have been some sense it that, but it failed to consider that this is a religious organization.

    I am not sure whether the takeover was justified or not, but the methods used to effect the takeover seem to have been less than accurate.

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    Dec. 23, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    "Respect for the Court"???

    That is a sick joke. Respect? No way.

  • Spot Light Beverly Hills, CA
    Dec. 22, 2011 8:11 p.m.

    This isnt starting to become a human tragedy, its been one for decades.

    The 10th should get it right. In the meantime, the flds are showing their true colors.

    Merry Christmas Warren Jeffs, thinking of you as you serve your life sentence in a Texas prison, where you belong.

  • Kiyo Washougal, Washington
    Dec. 22, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    ...Merry Christmas...Another judge who seems to want to emulate Scrooge himself in following the letter of the law. As a casual observer up here in Washington state, this thing is snowballing into a true human tragedy, not unlike when the King of England thought that he must burn people at the stake, in his quest for the "greater good."