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8th Circ. Tosses Tribes' Child Welfare Claims Against SD

Law360 (September 14, 2018, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Friday overturned a lower court decision handing a partial quick win to the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux tribes in their suit challenging South Dakota's handling of temporary custody proceedings involving Native American children, saying it should have abstained from exercising jurisdiction under a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

A three-judge appellate panel vacated the South Dakota federal court's orders granting partial summary judgment and injunctive relief to the tribes on several of their statutory and constitutional claims, agreeing with the state defendants that...
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Case Information

Case Title

Oglala Sioux Tribe, et al v. Mark Vargo

Case Number



Appellate - 8th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

January 19, 2017

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