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Utah Supreme Court rules in favor of subdividing FLDS towns

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Jun 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-17 15:59:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court issued a big ruling on Tuesday, clearing the way for land in the polygamous border towns of Hildale and Colorado City to be subdivided.

In its ruling, the state’s top court said Hildale and the Twin City Water Authority waited too long to challenge a judge’s ruling that cleared the way for land to be subdivided.

Read the Utah Supreme Court’s ruling here:

In 2005, the courts took control of the FLDS Church’s land-holdings arm, the United Effort Plan (UEP) Trust, amid allegations that polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and others mismanaged it. Since then, it has been mired in litigation.

Last week, the Utah Attorney General’s Office signaled it’s intent to have a resolution to the land battle.