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Jonathan Turley, the author of one of my favorite blogs and a professor at George Washington University, announced today that he is traveling to Utah to file a lawsuit challenging a state statute criminalizing bigamy and cohabitation. Turley is representing the Brown family, which is presently attracting a good bit of attention as the focal point of a television show about a polygamous family called Sister Wives. In a statement about the imminent filing (Turley plans to file the complaint on Wednesday), Turley said that the case is about protecting citizens' "right to be left alone" and to live according to their own values. He said he views the case as: the strongest factual and legal basis for a challenge to the criminalization of polygamy ever filed in the federal courts. We are not demanding the recognition of polygamous marriage. We are only challenging the right of the state to prosecute people for their private relations and demanding equal treatment with other citizens in living their lives according to their own beliefs. Like many of you, Kody Brown has a civil marriage with one wife. Perhaps unlike many of you, however, Brown also has three “sister wives” with whom he... Continue »