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Supreme Court won't hear Native American girl's custody case

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  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2017 8:02 a.m.

    Way past time to do away with that sovereign nation thing!

  • peabody Steamboat Springs, CO
    Jan. 9, 2017 4:32 p.m.

    Where is the best interest of the child considered rather than simply removing a child based on a law ? Isn't it more than ironic that the child now lives with non- Native Americans ? A very sad case.

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    Jan. 9, 2017 4:23 p.m.

    Native American tribes are a sovereign nation and can take custody any time they want. I would hope that child services notified the foster parents of this from the beginning. Usually they just watch and see until it comes to a termination of parental rights, then they want custody to place with someone else in the tribe. Would be better if they would take custody from the beginning rather then do this to the child and potential adoptive family.
    Breaks my heart to see the pictures, this couple clearly loved this child.