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Texas ICWA Decision Up For Reconsideration

File photo Texas Attorney General

The legal status of the Indian Child Welfare Act is again going before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2018, a Texas federal court found the Act known as ICWA to be unconstitutional.

But this summer a panel of three Fifth Circuit judges reversed that finding. Now the full panel of appellate judges will hear the case, with oral arguments tentatively scheduled for the week of Jan. 20.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has more.


Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007.