The jury has returned its verdicts in the Warren Jeffs case in which he was accused of being an accomplice to rape for instigating a monogamous FLDS marriage of a 14-year-old girl to a 19-year-old man, and the media and blogs are awash in coverage:
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the media and, over the next months or years, in the appeals courts. Some interesting historical background is available at the Wikipedia summaries of the Short Creek raid, Arizona's attempt to shut down Mormon fundamentalist polygamists in 1953, in which public opinion turned against the state; and the Tom Green case from Utah in 2001, in which it did not.
Of course, those were polygamy cases. Jeffs was not charged with bigamy or polygamy (to purists, "plural marriage" or even "polygyny"), just another ironic twist in this strange case which also featured the replacement of one juror Tuesday morning for reasons not disclosed [update: now disclosed here]; a direction from the judge to the jury to start their deliberations afresh given the substitution of the alternate juror; then a quick guilty verdict later in the day. Oh, and the husband/rapist was not charged at all ... yet. Of course, criminal justice sometimes plays out in strange ways. Remember that Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion.