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Federal Judge Blocks Indian Court’s Custody Ruling For Girls’ Safety

Mealey's (July 28, 2016, 11:52 AM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California federal judge on July 26 temporarily revoked an Indian tribe’s guardianship of three young girls who were recently orphaned after finding that the girls’ nontribal relatives met every factor for a restraining order, including that the girls are likely to suffer irreparable harm without the order based on the girls’ claims that they have been repeatedly sexually abused by a step-grandfather while under guardianship of the tribe (Efrim Renteria, et al. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, et al., No....
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