Current Events: What is the Indian Child Welfare Act at the center of a new Supreme Court case?

The Supreme Court this fall will hear oral arguments in a series of four consolidated cases challenging the constitutionality of a landmark law that aims to prevent the separation of Native American children from their families and tribes in welfare proceedings. But now the constitutionality of the law is being called into question through four different cases consolidated under Brackeen v. Haaland. Plaintiffs include several non-Native couples trying to adopt or foster children from tribal nations, a woman who wants her child of Native descent to be adopted by non-Native people, and the states of Texas, Louisiana and Indiana.
Also: Haaland v. Brackeen: On Writs of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: Brief of the American Civil Liberties Union and Fourteen Affiliates as Amici Curiae in Support of Federal and Tribal Defendants:
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