9th Circ. Won't Rethink Indian Child Welfare Act Ruling

Law360 (October 16, 2018, 8:38 PM EDT) -- The full Ninth Circuit on Monday declined to rethink tossing a proposed class action alleging that portions of the Indian Child Welfare Act are discriminatory and unconstitutional, standing by its decision that the dispute lodged by four children and their adoptive parents is moot because the kids were successfully adopted.

The court rejected a petition for rehearing en banc filed by several non-Native American couples who adopted children with Native American ancestry and the kids themselves, who argued that a three-judge panel got it wrong in early August by concluding that the relief they sought to remedy their alleged injuries is...

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