Suit Over Indian Child Welfare Act Still Viable, Justices Told

Law360 (May 6, 2019, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Several sets of adoptive parents urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to hear their bid to revive a proposed class action alleging that parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act are racially discriminatory, saying there's a circuit split over whether civil rights claims should survive when an injunction is no longer needed.

The federal government urged the high court on April 17 to deny the petition by the non-Native American couples and the Native children involved, saying the Ninth Circuit rightly ruled that adoptions of the children brought an end to the Civil Rights Act suit. The government argued that...

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