Murphy v. Ramsey: Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act Challenged, Will Be Upheld Hot

Murphy v. Ramsey: Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act Challenged, Will Be Upheld

Mormon Polygamists in Prison
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Decided: Murphy v. Ramsey - The Supreme Court hands down its decision in a challenge to the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act of 1882. Plaintiffs argued that the act violates the constitutional ban on ex post facto laws because it criminalizes marriages entered into before the act was passed. The Supreme Court rejects this argument and sides with the government.

According to the Court, Mormons are only convicted for their continued "unlawful cohabitation" and not for past marriage ceremonies.

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