Category Archives: ICWA
Here: doc-78-pet-for-rehearing-denied.pdf Case page here.
Adrea Korthase has published Seminal Choices: The Definition of “Indian Child” in a Time of Assisted Reproductive Technology in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Here My research has failed to uncover a single example of how removing control, jurisdiction, or authority from tribal governments improves outcomes for the AIAN population. While tribal governments are not perfect by any means, it cannot be shown with … Continue reading →
Court documents, press statements, and news articles all organized here.
Here. An excerpt: Nicole Adams and other advocates are calling for Indian Country’s leaders and tribes to act now to protect ICWA and the sovereignty of tribes before it is too late. Adams warns, “we don’t want to look back … Continue reading →
Partnership for Native Children Decries Anti-ICWA Decision Calls judge’s ruling ‘an outlier, out of step with the law and constitutional jurisprudence’ The Partnership for Native Children strongly disagrees with and is disturbed by Judge O’Connor’s decision in Brackeen v. Zinke which has … Continue reading →
U.S. District Court Decision Puts Native American Children and Families at Risk The California Tribal Families Coalition joined others nationwide in expressing disappointment over the ruling. In an unprecedented ruling that threatens Native American children and families, U.S. District Court … Continue reading →
STATEMENT REGARDING RULING STRIKING DOWN THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT We strongly disagree and are deeply disappointed with Judge O’Connor’s decision in Brackeen v. Zinke in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas striking down the Indian Child Welfare … Continue reading →
Here is the opinion in Brackeen v. Zinke (N.D. Tex.): 166_DCT Order.pdf Case page with briefs here. A federal court has held that ICWA violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, rejecting the Morton v. … Continue reading →
Well, since I did the California post yesterday on this, multiple people from Wisconsin reminded me that we all need to submit supportive comments there. Many thanks to NL for spelling it out in an email so I can just … Continue reading →