We thought it would be helpful to make available a few useful law review articles that parse through the issues raised in the Baby Veronica case.
Indian Child Welfare Act: generally and legislative history
B.J. Jones, The Indian Child Welfare Act: In Search of a Federal Forum to Vindicate the Rights of Indian Tribes and Children against the Vagaries of State Courts, 73 N.D. L. Rev. 395 (1997) (PDF)
Patrice Kunesh-Hartman, The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978: Protecting Essential Tribal Interests, 60 U. Colo. L. Rev. 131 (1989) (PDF)
Existing Indian Family Exception
Barbara Atwood, Flashpoints Under the Indian Child Welfare Act: Toward a New Understanding of State Court Resistance, 51 Emory L.J. 587 (2002) (PDF)
Christine Metteer, The Existing Indian Family Exception: An Impediment to the Trust Responsibility to Preserve Tribal Existence and Culture as Manifested in the Indian Child Welfare Act, 30 Loy. L. A. L. Rev. 647 (1997) (PDF)
Matthew L.M. Fletcher, ICWA and the Commerce Clause, in The Indian Child Welfare Act at 30: Facing to the Future (2009) (PDF)