SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ A judge in Utah will hear arguments on a request to quash an extradition petition from attorneys for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs.
A hearing was scheduled Monday afternoon for Jeffs, who's head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Utah-based church practices polygamy in arranged marriages.
He's wanted in Texas on charges of bigamy, aggravated sexual assault and assault charges for alleged incidents with underage girls at a church ranch near Eldorado.
Lawyers for Jeffs say he should not go to Texas until his Utah cases are resolved.
The Utah Supreme Court in 2007 overturned his convictions on accomplice rape charges. Jeffs remains in custody and Utah authorities have not decided whether to retry him.