Texas Judge Won't Toss Indian Child Welfare Act Challenge

Law360 (July 25, 2018, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday denied bids to toss a suit from various states and some foster families challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act, finding that, among other things, the individual people who brought the suit "met the constitutional and prudential standing requirements to bring their claims."

U.S. District Judge Reed C. O'Connor on Tuesday denied bids from both the federal government and various tribes — including the Cherokee Nation, the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, the Quinault Indian Nation and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians — to dismiss the suit. As for the individual plaintiffs involved in the suit,...

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