Texas ICWA Decision Up For Reconsideration

Dec 1, 2019

Kyle Hawkins, Texas Solicitor General, pictured testifying about voting rights on June 25, 2019 before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Credit 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.