Friday, January 4, 2013
ICWA and SCOTUS
For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case on appeal involving ICWA, as the failure to abide by ICWA's mandates can essentially 'undo' an adoption.
Whatever the result, it will be wonderful for attorneys involved in these types of cases to have a little more guidance from the Supreme Court.