In March 2015, Chief Federal District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Viken confirmed what our complaint had alleged: State employees were removing children from their homes and then holding hearings in Continue reading In South Dakota, Officials Defied a Federal Judge and Took Indian Kids Away From Their Parents in Rigged Proceedings
South Dakota and Pennington County officials filed an appeal Friday challenging U.S. District Court rulings that ordered changes in their handling of temporary custody hearings involving Native American children. Read Continue reading State, County Officials Appeal Ruling on Native Children Case
In a case that has national implications for how state courts are supposed to conduct 48-hour custody hearings involving Native American children a federal judge has given one county in Continue reading Lakota Country Times: Historic Decision for Indian Child Welfare Act
South Dakota and Pennington County officials must make changes in their handling of temporary custody hearings involving Native American children as the result of judgments issued Thursday by the U.S. Continue reading Changes Ordered in ’48-hour hearings’ involving Native Children
The state of South Dakota has been violating the due process rights of Indian parents and a provision of the Indian Child Welfare Act for decades ruled a federal judge Continue reading Native Sun News: Ruling awaited in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Expert witnesses Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
A judge in South Dakota has agreed to pay $50,000 in sanctions in an Indian Child Welfare Act case. Judge Jeff Davis did not admit to “concealing” information sought by Continue reading Judge in South Dakota Sanctioned in Indian Child Welfare Act Case