Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SCOTUS hears arguments in the Baby Veronica case

If you haven't heard, the Supreme Court of the US heard arguments in the "Baby Veronica" in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) today.

You can read the arguments by clicking on this link - Baby Veronica SCOTUS arguments

Some of the Justices's thoughts and questions were concerning, while other Justices seemed to be on the ball and fully aware of the rights of Indian parents under the law and why those rights needed to be established under the law.

For background information on this case, please see the links and information posted by the National Indian Child Welfare Association on "Baby Veronica."  The South Carolina Decision sheds some light on the case that the media did not address. Because it seems the couple who tried to adopt Baby Veronica wants to win the the case in court of public opinion, there are many details they haven't shared in their many media interviews, including the fact they were never allowed to adopt the child, nor did the father actually surrender his parental rights.

After reading the arguments, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2013, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB


  1. I'm a retired Attorney and after beginning to read the Arguments [Re: Baby Veronica]I realized that without having a short summary of the issues I may not be able to understand what was going on. What are each arguing for? How did the case come about? Who wants what. You might want to post above this story so others will know what is going on. I admire you and the work you do. Thanks.

    1. I apologize for not posting more information with the above post. Many of the documents and background information can be found at the following link.



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