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People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 24, 2013 in Washington D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Federal Law Doesn’t Require Native American Child Be Taken Away From Adoptive Parents

A divided Supreme Court said Tuesday that federal law doesn’t require that a Native American child be taken away from her adoptive parents and given to her biological father.

06/25/2013

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Emotional Adoption Case May Weigh State, Fed Law

A South Carolina adoption case is pitting the couple who nurtured a 2-year-old girl against the child’s biological father, a Cherokee Nation tribal member who took her back to Oklahoma after winning custody of her.

02/05/2012