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And the biggest ICWA state joins the movement! Comments on this are due June 8, 2018. Here is the proposal to change the rules to waive associating with local counsel and remove the limit on the number of times appearing … Continue reading →
Trent Crable, Kate Fort, Victoria Sweet, John Tahsuda, Bethany Berger
(Word is I’m speaking at this one.)
Here are the updated filings in the federal ICWA case in Texas: The federal government filed a motion to dismiss, here. But THEN, Plaintiffs filed (another) amended complaint–here. It’s about 8 pages longer than the previous complaint, and adds the … Continue reading →
Here. The 2016 Guidelines recommend that if only the tribal ancestral group is indicated, then the Department should notify each of the tribes in that ancestral group to identify whether the parent or child is a member of any such … Continue reading →
Here. Parents appeal from a superior court’s order that the Office of Children’s Services (OCS) had satisfied the Indian Child Welfare Act’s (ICWA) requirements authorizing the removal of their daughter, an Indian child, from their custody. Because the court relied … Continue reading →
Here is today’s order list. The Court denied cert in Renteria v. Superior Court & Norton v. Ute Indian Tribe.
Here. News coverage here.
Here. Fort says that a spate of suits involving the Goldwater Institute, while so far unsuccessful in winning a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court, are diverting tribes’ resources into lawsuits and rehashing old arguments about the constitutionality of the … Continue reading →
Here This is a special one: In this case, the trial court first inquired about the applicability of ICWA at a termination hearing regarding J.A. after orally ordering termination of parental rights. For purposes of ICWA, this was the second child-custody proceeding … Continue reading →