Tag Archives: Indian Child Welfare Act

Baby Veronica Update

Baby Veronica’s birth father has filed an application with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to stay the South Carolina Supreme Court judgment which ordered the family court to finalize the child’s adoption by the Capobiancos. In support of the application, … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica Update

On Wednesday, June 26th, Matt and Melanie Capobiano’s attorney filed an Application with the United States Supreme Court, requesting that the Court put its order into effect “forthwith” regarding its decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.    Asking the justices … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica’s Saga Continues

The United States Supreme Court handed down its decision this morning in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl or the Baby Veronica case as it is known here in Charleston.  The Court reversed the decision of the South Carolina Supreme Court … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

Koontz v St. John’s River Water Management District Koontz applied for a permit to develop land with proposed environmental offsets. District indicated that it would approve the application if Koontz undertook more expensive mitigation or did work on district land … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica Case to be heard by United States Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Baby Veronica case. It will review the South Carolina Supreme Court decision last July that the Cherokee father had legal custody of Veronica under the Indian Child Welfare Act. The order granting certiorari … Continue reading

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July 26, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Adoptive Couple v Baby Girl, Birth Father and Cherokee Nation Couple attempted to adopted a child through a private adoption. The biological father is a registered member of the Cherokee tribe in Oklahoma. Father thought he gave his rights to … Continue reading

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