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Sep 4 10 8:11 PM

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VANCOUVER SUN

 
Polygamists will stand up for their beliefs -- but only to a point
 
Brace yourself. It's still months from trial, but the constitutional reference to
determine whether Canada's anti-polygamy law is valid is about to hit the first
 bump in the road.

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and its B.C.
bishop, James Oler, want immunity from future criminal prosecution.

Oh, not just immunity here; in the United States as well.

They want to testify anonymously, using pseudonyms or hidden behind
screens, and they don't want to answer incriminating questions.

The motion was filed Wednesday by their lawyer Robert Wickett and is
scheduled to be heard Sept. 8 by B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice
Robert Bauman.

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