March 22, 2013 – Deadline for Authorization to Join California Tribal Amicus Brief in Support of Respondents in the Case:

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, Birth Father, and Cherokee Nation

If your Tribe would like to participate in the Tribal Amicus Brief the authorization must be in by 5pm, March 22, 2013.

On January 4th, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of the above case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act. This case has the potential to affect the rights of Tribes nationwide… On behalf of California Tribes, California Indian Legal Services will be filing an amicus brief (“friend of the court”) in support of the Birth Father and the Cherokee Nation. CILS is asking all California tribes to join the amicus brief. If your tribe or tribal organization would like to join the amicus brief, you may complete and submit the authorization (click link).