Here, by Nick Estes.
A public official in Arizona has been arrested in connection with charges that he ran a multimillion-dollar scheme in which he smuggled pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to profit from their newborn babies. Authorities say Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen’s fraudulent adoption enterprise left a trail of forged documents and violated U.S. and international laws.
Petersen operates an adoption law firm. For years, he has connected American families seeking to adopt with women from the Marshall Islands — but state and federal prosecutors say Petersen falsified documents and lied about the mothers’ residency so he could enrich himself.
Federal indictment here.
Upon tribal court exhaustion must District Courts perform a threshold inquiry to protect the Indian Petitioners’ federal 25 U.S.C. § 1302 rights?
Here are the materials in Toahty v. Kimsey (D. Or.):
Here are the materials in Johnson v. Oneida Nation Enterprise LLC (N.D. N.Y.):
Here are the materials so far:
The Indian Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar is hosting its annual CLE on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Please see the agenda for more information.