Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Amicus Brief available for viewing

On March 28, 2013 California Indian Legal Services (CILS) and Maureen Geary with Maier, Pfeffer, Kim & Geary, filed an amicus brief (“friend of the court brief”) on behalf of 63 California tribes and 5 Indian/tribal organizations with the United States Supreme Court in the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl et. seq. The brief can viewed here and sets forth the issues in the case.

CILS would like to thank all of the Tribes and tribal/Indian organizations that supported the amicus brief and tribal attorneys that contributed their time and resources in preparing the brief. The outcome of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl et. seq. will have far reaching impact on every tribe in United States and the show of solidarity among California tribes will hopefully send a strong message to the Supreme Court of the importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

CILS remains committed to ensuring California tribes are heard on legal issues that impact your tribal communities. Thank you again for all your support.