The headline on all three newscasts was the Texas decision in favor of the Yearning for Zion ranch. More than 400 children and young teenagers, scattered in foster homes across the state, will now be reunited with their fundamentalist Mormon parents. "This is a huge blow to Texas Child Protective Services," CBS' Hari Sreenivasan asserted, as its custody raid on the ranch and subsequent mass removal was ruled "not warranted." NBC's Don Teague promised that "the buses may soon be rolling again taking many, if not all of those children, home." On ABC, Mike von Fremd acknowledged a "tremendous victory for the polygamous sect" and warned that this Texas ruling will have "a chilling effect" in other states where authorities may have been contemplating a similar crackdown.
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