four wives have failed to show that their constitutional rights were violated as a result of the statute, according to a motion filed in U.S. District Court.
In a separate declaration, Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman appeared to indicate that a criminal prosecution of Kody Brown and his four wives was unlikely.
In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, Kody Brown
and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn, sued the state of Utah arguing that their right to practice polygamy was being infringed upon.
On Friday the attorneys filed a motion to have the case dismissed from federal court, stating that former Lehi residents Kody Brown
four wives lacked standing to challenge the constitutionality of Utah's
criminal bigamy statute because it was unlikely the state would charge the Browns for solely practicing polygamy.
Despite the recent well-publicized and deeply disturbing child molestation trial of self-proclaimed polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs, TV reality show polygamist Kody Brown
and his trendy wives and family seem to be everywhere these days.
four wives now live in Las Vegas and say they moved to avoid possible prosecution.
says, "Its like were out - this is who we are.
The polygamist family headed by Kody Brown
four wives are unconventional, but struggle to find ways for their kids to interact with other children from outside their family.
"We're a pretty conservative family so the fact that we were having a co-ed pool party was a little on the fringe for me, so we were keeping an eye on the kids," Kody
The family has moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, after their emotional departure from Utah
, and are having a difficult time adjusting to the move so the party is a time for Kody
four wives to get to know their kids' friends and their parents.
One couple who chatted with Kody
wives joked that Logan, the only boy at the party with the girls was "with a harem.
quickly shot that comparison down though: "That's not a harem, careful!
, the central protagonist of Sister Wives
, is a walking bundle of paradoxes.
four wives and sixteen children, the Mormon
is breaking the law of every US state, yet urges people to not judge his
family by such rules.
But after fleeing to Las Vegas to escape possible bigamy charges, he
professes himself to be too conservative to be comfortable with a mixed sex pool party, in footage that will air on Sunday.
interjects aggressively when one of his
children's friends' parents use the word 'harem' to describe a lone boy in a pool with girls.
Perhaps believing that the observation was directed at him, he
said 'that's not a harem - careful!' Kody
is more than aware that one definition of the word is 'the wives of a polygamous man.' At the end of their last controversial season, the family fled to Sin City to avoid facing third degree felony charges.
The Emmy-nominated series had brought Brown
and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn to the attention of the authorities in their home town of Lehi, and police were considering a bigamy charge.
In the reality TV's Big Love, Kody
clan flee to Sin City to live out their "conservative" polygamist faith values.
Blonde, tousle-haired Kody Brown
, 43, is the husband of four wives and the father of 16 children and, as the second half of Season Two opens, viewers learn that another child is on the way.
The offspring of Kody, an advertising salesman, and his most recently acquired wife Robyn, 32, will be the first "Nevada baby" for the Brown clan.
The teenaged Browns don't seem to be socializing adequately so Kody
and the wives meet with a Presbyterian minister about including the kids in his
church's youth group activities.
Now after fleeing to the freedom of Las Vegas after Kody
wives were being investigated in Utah
, the Browns older children are the ones who have been deeply affected by the move and not in a good way.
" is a TLC program about polygamist Kody Brown
and his four wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn.
For the first two seasons, the Browns lived in a large house where each wife had her
own living space and kitchen; Kody
migrated between the sections of the house.
We will also see Kody
and Robyn upset as they have a scare with the baby.
is in tears in this preview.
It sounds like everything is fine now because she
is close to her
It appears the siblings are having a few problems getting along with each other and their moms have to step in and tell them to be nice to each other.
Christine will also make a comment that she
does not feel special anymore for some reason.
In a newly released sneak peek, Kody Brown
brides can been seen in the midst of several major shakeups.
The clip opens with fourth wife Robyn stating that she
and the other grownup Browns "want (their) children to choose this faith.
That not-so-surprising take is followed by a dose of spiritual rebellion from Maddie, Kody's eldest daughter with second wife Janelle, who isn't so sure she
wants to belong to any religion that encourages polygamy.
don't necessarily believe that it's right for me," the teen revealed.
But it seems a conflict of faith still isn't the toughest thing Kody
and the gang will face.
In fact, if the teases in the preview are anything to go by, they could be facing marital woes.
"When one of the couples is struggling, it shakes up the foundation of the family," Janelle said in the clip.
As for the couple in question, it seems safe to say it's Kody
and Christine, given the third wife's follow-up quote.
don't feel special anymore," she
was such a great dad to everybody and the sister wives worked so well together.
In this exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming episode of the controversial reality show obtained by RadarOnline.com, the children of Kody Brown
four wives talk to their friends about if they plan on having their own polygamist families in the future.
and three of his wives, Meri, Jenelle, and Christine sat with Cooper to discuss their lifestyle and a couple of interesting tidbits surfaced during the interview.
Mariah, the only child of Kody
first better-fifth Meri, stated that she
wanted to follow in her
parent's footsteps and become part of a plural marriage.
When the FLDS children were shown footage from Sister Wives
they had interesting responses in regards to what they saw.
One of them commented that he
sensed no love between the wives while another stated that their mothers never really got along and that the situation was always tense.