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Post and Courier: Schoolchildren filled a dimly lit room. Government agents banged on the door and rushed in. The children were rounded up. They were plucked from their families, their customs. Their hair was cut. They were placed in new homes or sent to boarding schools meant to assimilate them into a less savage culture.
Children, parents, families & tribes: SCOTUS and the troubling state of the nation | Richard Garnett at Mirror of Justice
Richard Garnett at Mirror of Justice: I am inclined that it says something — and not something good — about the state of things that on what appears to be the last day of the Supreme Court’s 2012 Term — in which the Justices decided dozens of cases, most of which presented technical legal questions and most of which by 9-0, 8-1, or 7-2 votes — the whole world is watching to see whether or not the Justices will announce — whether Justice Kennedy will announce? — a definitive answer to the question whether states must include same-sex unions in their legal definitions of “marriage.”
Supreme Court: Indian Child Welfare Act does not bar adoptions initiated by non-Indian biological parents with sole custody
ABC News 4: In October, the guardian ad litem for 3-year-old Baby Veronica caught in the middle of a custody battle filed a brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of the toddler’s adoptive parents, asking the high court to hear the case. | SCOTUS Blog Case Information