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Judge challenges Native American custody law

 

March 14, 2019



A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the most significant legal challenge since it was enacted more than 40 years ago.

A federal judge in Texas ruled the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional, saying it is racially motivated and violates the equal protection clause.

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2019/0313/Judge-challenges-Native-American-custody-law


 

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