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BP: South Dakota Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of Indian Child Welfare Act, contrary to October federal ruling

 

November 28, 2018



PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act in a ruling last week despite a recent ruling by a Texas federal judge to the contrary.

In his Oct. 4 decision, Judge Reed O'Connor, a federal judge for the Northern District of Texas, said the ICWA "coerces state agencies and courts to carry out unconstitutional and illegal federal policy, and decide custody based on race."

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/government-and-politics/4534992-south-dakota-supreme-court-upholds-constitutionality-indian

 

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