Big Man’s Appeal of Bigamy Conviction Refused

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From The Salt Lake Tribune
By Brooke Adams

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a Utah polygamist's request that it review his bigamy conviction.
The court's refusal to hear an appeal by Rodney H. Holm leaves intact a May 2006 ruling by the Utah Supreme Court that found the polygamist could be prosecuted for bigamy even if his plural marriages did not receive state sanction.

Tango’s Take
Tango thought there was going to be much more conversation after the debut of HBO’s ‘Big Love.’ The scenario above seems like one Bill Henrickson (played by Bill Paxton or possibly Bill Pullman, there’s no way to know which is which) or one of his peers may face. It is surprising to see a polygamy case in the Salt Lake Tribune. Polygamy is not an issue that affects many people but it is related in corollary to a number of fidelity issues. See ‘Portrait of an Open Marriage’ from Tango’s archives and ‘Flirting with Disaster’ an essay on what constitutes cheating.

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