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Goldwater Litigation on the Constitutionality of ICWA Dismissed Without Prejudice

This is the attempted class action litigation claiming ICWA violated the Constitution.This is a big win for ICWA and the legal advocates who worked on this case at the state, federal, and tribal levels. Here is the Order. The legal … Continue reading

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News Coverage of Goldwater (ICWA Litigation) Hearing

News coverage that confirms all accounts we received that this was a very difficult and discouraging hearing. This hearing was on DOJ’s motion to dismiss the Goldwater ICWA litigation, which is contesting the constitutionality of ICWA. Relevant documents are here. … Continue reading

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Briefing Completed in Gila River Indian Community Motion to Intervene in ICWA Goldwater Litigation

47 – Gila River Motion to Intervene 72 – OppositiontoGilaIntervention 76 – Gila River Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene Plaintiffs in the case also filed their response to DOJ’s motion to dismiss. A hearing on the matter is … Continue reading

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DOJ Motion to Dismiss and Supporting Amicus Briefs in Goldwater (ICWA) Litigation

Motion to Dismiss here. Footnote 8: Plaintiffs do not seek the type of relief – increased funding or systemic changes in the quality of child-welfare services provided by state agencies – that the Ninth Circuit found unworthy of Younger abstention … Continue reading

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