Tucson, Arizona 2021-09-08 15:53:28 –
Flagstaff, Arizona (AP) —The US Supreme Court was asked to consider a proceeding focusing on whether native American families should prioritize adoption of native children.
In April, the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals issued a heavily divided ruling on the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act. The 1978 law gives Native American families priority in foster care and adoption procedures involving native children. The Court of Appeals upheld the law and the power of Congress to enact it.
However, the judge invalidated some of its placement preferences and found that some provisions unconstitutionally governed the obligations of state officials in adoption issues. Four petitions seek review from the High Court.
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