Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 5-13-13 featuring Tom Gede

May 13, 2013

Thomas F. Gede

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - Post-Argument SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:11:33

Thomas F. GedeOn April 16, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.  The case involves the Indian Child Welfare Act (IWCA) of 1978, and considers the following: 1) whether a biological father who initially renounced custodial rights over his daughter can invoke the ICWA to block her adoption by a non-Indian couple; and 2) whether the ICWA’s definition of “parent” includes an unwed biological father who has not followed state rules for obtaining legal status as a parent. 

To discuss the case we have Tom Gede, a commissioner on the Indian Law and Order Commission and Of Counsel with Bingham McCutchen LLP.

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Oral Argument Transcript - April 16, 2013 (PDF)