Supreme Court grapples with Native American adoption law

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a clash over a federal law that gives preference to Native American families and tribes over non-Natives when deciding custody proceedings involving Native children. Four of the court's conservatives are skeptical of the race-based preferences in the Indian Child Welfare Act. The issue arose in Texas after the Navajo Nation intervened to block the adoption of a baby by a white couple. The outcome may depend on Justice Amy Coney Barrett, both a conservative and the mother of two adopted children.
23 days ago·Washington, United States

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Supreme Court grapples with Native American adoption law

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