As some of the parents of the 416 children that Child Protective Services removed from a West Texas polygamist compound looked on, 51st State District Judge Barbara Walther tried her best to maintain control over the Thursday hearing. But with 300-plus attorneys involved in the CPS removal cases, it was a difficult task. Attorneys representing the parents as well as lawyers serving as ad litems for the children all wanted to ask questions of the witnesses presented by government lawyers.
Lawyers Fight to Be Heard in Texas Polygamists' Child Removal Cases
April 18, 2008