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U.S. Supreme Court

Cert Petition Involves Adoption Dispute and Indian Law

Jan 4, 2013, 11:30 am CST


Isn't that discrimination against everyone who's not Native American??

By Umm... on 2013 01 04, 4:57 pm CST

@1 Ummm..... - Tribal nations are considered sovereign entities, and the ICWA proceeds from that basis. It's also meant to remedy the harm that was caused in the 1800's by the American government ripping children away from their families to send them to schools to be "Americanized." The situation in this case is probably far removed from what the drafters had in mind, though. I'd be interested to see what the Supreme Court does with this if they take it.

By RecentGrad on 2013 01 04, 5:12 pm CST

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