Suzette Brewer
7/26/13
On Thursday, the day after the South Carolina Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by Dusten Brown and the Cherokee Nation to consider a “best interest determination” hearing, Vero...
Carol Berry
7/24/13
Members of the Cherokee Nation who met recently in Colorado were urged to pray for Baby Veronica, a 3-year-old of Cherokee descent, while a legal team studies ways to make certain ...
Steve Russell
7/24/13

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an avatar of hypocrisy in civil rights law. A descendant of slaves hailing from Pin Point, Georgia, his first language was Gullah....

Steve Russell
7/19/13

Cases involving child custody are always middle class morality plays....

Mark C. Van Norman
7/14/13

In the Baby Veronica case, Associate Supreme Court Justice Thomas writes that the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional because it is not “commerce” in the sense of “trade.” Domestic relations, he says, are left to the states....

Jennifer Gapetz
6/25/13

An open letter to the media:...

Donna Ennis
5/3/13

The National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence presented its final report and recommendations to Attorney General Eric Holder in December 2012....

LaDonna Harris
5/1/13

I am outraged by Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. As a lifelong civil rights activist, I remember the struggle to pass the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978 and the reasons it is still so badly needed to protect our families and Native American cultures....

Steve Russell
4/28/13

Upon reading my first column on the Baby Veronica oral argument, a policy wonk friend of mine wrote, “This is not about race. It is about treachery.”...

Steve Russell
4/19/13

The Supreme Court of the United States allows no cameras to record oral arguments, but they have allowed audio recordings....

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