Author Archives: ilpc

Freep Article on Back 40 Mine

As a side note, the Indian Law Clinic got to work on parts of this issue a few years back, and this article nicely encapsulates how complicated it is, and how dangerous the mine is. Here. The Michigan-based permitting process … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit: ICWA is Constitutional on All Counts

Here. The Fifth Circuit overturned the Northern District of Texas today with strong language supporting ICWA. The Court found that the plaintiffs did have standing, but found against them on all other counts. There is a dissent forthcoming from Judge … Continue reading

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Carpenter v. Murphy Restored to the Supreme Court Calendar for Reargument Next Term

More to commentary to come.

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NYT on ICWA and the Brackeen Case

Here

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ICWA Op-Ed in the WaPo and Editorial in the Austin American Statesman

Wapo: Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them? Austin American Statesman: Paxton should stop playing politics with adoptive families

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Media Statements and News Articles on Fifth Circuit ICWA Case

Quote from Intervening Tribes Statement: We applaud the broad coalition of federal lawmakers, attorneys general from 21 states, and 30 child welfare organizations who have joined 325 Tribal governments and 57 Tribal organizations in filing numerous amicus briefs with the … Continue reading

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VERY LAST CHANCE to Sign on To Tribal Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit ICWA Case

From NARF: Dear tribal leaders and tribal counsel, Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion that extends the filing deadline for amicus briefs in Brackeen v. Zinke by two days.  This is one last call for Tribes … Continue reading

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Additional Statements from Indian Country re. Fifth Circuit Stay in Texas v. Zinke

As always, press statements are collected here. Legal documents here. Partnership for Native Children The Partnership for Native Children supports the decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the decision of Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Grants Stay in Texas v. Zinke (ICWA)

The Northern District of Texas’s decision finding ICWA unconstitutional is stayed (put on hold and does not apply) pending the appeal of the decision to the Fifth Circuit. Here

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United States Files Notice of Appeal in Texas v. Zinke (ICWA)

Notice of Appeal

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