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OKLAHOMA CITY A South Carolina couple who vowed last month to not leave Oklahoma unless they went home with a 4-year-old Cherokee girl they have been trying to adopt since her birth were given custody of the girl Monday night after the Oklahoma …
CBS News · 9/24/2013
The birth mother of "Baby Veronica" has withdrawn her federal lawsuit in South Carolina which had sought to overturn portions of the Indian Child Welfare Act. In the lawsuit, Maldonado et al v. Holder, Christinna Maldonado also names the Cherokee Nation as ...
Klahoma's Own Channel 9 · ByRussell Hulstine · 4/8/2014
On Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted the emergency stay in the custody dispute over a 4-year-old Cherokee girl known publicly as Baby Veronica, effectively giving her adoptive, non-Native parents custody and possibly bringing to a close a legal ...
RH Reality Check · ByJessica Mason Pieklo · 9/25/2013
On April 16, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, more popularly known as the Baby Veronica case. The controversy stems from a 2011 decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court concerning the …
Constitution Daily · 3/4/2013
“We’re talking about what happens to people who share with us an extremely important identity. And that identity is the identity of free citizens in a Republic…" - Dr. William Allen, former Chair, US Commission on Civil Rights Veronica's future rests ...
Salem-News · 4/15/2013
The legalities of what happened here are complex and there are plenty who side with Dusten, plenty with the Capobiancos. But I can't help wondering what it is going to be like for a little girl who has now lived with her biological father and his family ...
The Stir · ByKiri Blakeley · 9/24/2013
Washington — The US Supreme Court ruled in a heart-wrenching child custody case on Tuesday, voting 5 to 4 that the toddler at the center of the dispute should be raised by her adoptive parents rather than her biological father. The court decided that ...
The Christian Science Monitor · ByWarren Richey · 6/26/2013
Baby Veronica’s birth mother has filed a voluntary dismissal of a federal lawsuit against the Cherokee Nation and the U.S. government, which requested that parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act be declared unconstitutional, attorneys in the case ...
Tulsa World · 4/9/2014
(RNS) Motivated by their faith in God and a distrust of federal Indian policies, a few evangelical organizations are campaigning to abolish the federal Indian Child Welfare Act at the heart of the Baby Veronica case.
Religion News Service · 9/12/2013
South Carolina's highest court on Wednesday ruled that "Baby Veronica," the 3-year-old central figure in a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Indian Child Welfare Act, should be returned to the white couple that agreed to adopt her before her birth ...
NPR News · ByGreg Henderson · 7/17/2013