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Ninth Circuit Briefing in A.D. v. Washburn (Tahsuda)(Goldwater Case)

This is the appeal of the dismissal of the case in the federal District of Arizona purporting to represent all Native children in foster care in Arizona and their non-Indian foster parents or adoptive placements. The Goldwater Institute appealed the … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefing in A.D. v. Washburn (Goldwater Litigation)

Here is the case page. 20_Opening Brief_09-01-2017 40_AZResponse 41_GilaNavajoResponse 42_USResponse And yes, the case caption should eventually change–Carter et. al. v. Tahsuda et. al. is how the U.S. brief is captioned.

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ICWA Links and Resources from Arizona Talk

I gave a talk last week in Arizona. Here are some links and resources from that presentation: The presentation Cases I discussed: In re T.A.W. In re D.H. Jr. In re A.O. In re L.M.B. Carter v. Washburn/Goldwater class action … Continue reading

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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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