SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new court ruling is clearing the way for Utah to sell real-e
state owned by polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border.
The Utah Supreme Court rejected an appeal Tuesday from five men trying to block the sale of Berry Knoll Farm, which is owned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Justices ruled the men — church bishops and members — have no standing to challenge the sale because they don’t own the farm individually.
The Utah Supreme Court previously ruled the FLDS church couldn’t stop the takeover. State attorneys say this latest ruling clears the way for court-appointed managers to sell FLDS-owned homes, businesses and farms in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona.