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Arizona Federal Judge Allows Tribes To Intervene In Parents’ Class Lawsuit

Mealey's (October 4, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT) -- PHOENIX — Two Native American tribes can intervene as defendants in a class action filed by parents whose parental rights have been terminated challenging the legality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), an Arizona federal judge ruled Sept. 29 (A.D., et al. v. Kevin Washburn, et al., No. 15-01259, D. Ariz.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135710).

(Order available.  Document #96-161014-031R.)

Constitutional Challenge

Several parents of unnamed Indian children filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against Assistant Secretary of Indian...
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