2017 ICWA Case Law Update and Commentary

Addie Smith and I put this together:

Indian Child Welfare Act Annual Case Law Update and Commentary

This article provides a comprehensive catalog of published ICWA jurisprudence from across all fifty states in 2017. Designed as a quick reference for the ICWA practitioner, this article summarizes key case decisions that have interpreted the law in meaningful, significant, or surprising ways. It also tracks current attempts by ICWA’s opponents to overturn the law. By providing an overview of last year’s ICWA cases, this article is meant to keep practitioners up-to-date so they can be effective in the juvenile courtroom without sorting through and reading the dozens of cases published across all fifty jurisdictions.

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