Turley and Team Win Sister Wives Case

Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, and his team of GW Law students emerged victorious in their multiyear court battle on behalf of the Sister Wives family.

A federal district court ruled that part of an anti-polygamy law in Utah violates the First Amendment guarantee of free exercise of religion, as well as constitutional due process. The case was brought against Utah by Kody Brown of TLC’s reality-TV show Sister Wives. Professor Turley served as lead counsel for the Brown family.