Federal Court Strikes Down Indian Child Welfare Act As Unconstitutional
Published: Oct 07, 2018
In Brackeen v. Zinke, No. 4:17-cv-868-O (N.D. Tex.), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas declared that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and its implementing federal regulations (the Final Rule) are unconstitutional. In particular, the Court held that the ICWA relies on impermissible racial classifications and...