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Court to rehear law on adoptions of Native American children

 

November 8, 2019

In this March 13, 2019, file photo, Tehassi Hill, tribal chairman of the Oneida Nation, stands outside a federal appeals court in New Orleans, following arguments on the constitutionality of a 1978 law giving Native American families preference in adoption of Native American children. The Associated Press

A federal appeals court announced Thursday that it will take a second look at an emotionally fraught lawsuit governing the adoption of Native American children.

In August, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. It was a defeat for non-Indian families in multiple states who had adopted or sought to adopt American Indian children.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/11/07/court-to-rehear-law-on-adoptions-of-native-american-children


 

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