FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured commentary by trial and appellate lawyer Chad Baruch of Johnston Tobey Baruch in an article that analyzes a recent U.S. Supreme Court hearing regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act.
In Haaland v. Brackeen, the Supreme Court heard arguments over the constitutionality of the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which regulates the adoption of Native American children. The case was brought by a white Fort Worth couple who applied to adopt a child who is a member of the Navajo and Cherokee nations.
“Native tribes are sovereign nations,” Mr. Baruch told the Star-Telegram. “ICWA, like other federal laws, is based on the understanding that Native Americans are part of a sovereign nation. If ICWA is struck down or even weakened, other laws that protect tribal sovereignty could be at risk.”
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