Tribes Scoff At States' Urgency In Child Welfare Case

Law360 (October 18, 2018, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A group of four Native American tribes pressed a Texas federal judge Wednesday to put the brakes on his recent decision that the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional, saying worries by Texas and two other states about delays while the ruling is appealed don't hold water since the law has already been around for 40 years.

On Monday, Texas, Indiana and Louisiana and several foster families urged U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor to reject a request by the Cherokee Nation, the Oneida Nation, the Quinault Indian Nation and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to stay the judge's Oct. 4...

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