Posted on February 20th, 2010 No comments
This month’s Michigan Bar Journal is dedicated to American Indian Law. It features an article on Indian Children and Termination of Parental Rights. The article focuses on the recent Supreme Court opinion in In re JL, which was earlier addressed on this blog (See In re JL).
One interesting fact I picked up in the article is that In re JL was the Michigan Supreme Court’s “first major foray into the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).” Frankly, I had not realized that the Supreme Court had not addressed an ICWA issue in the past.
The article does an excellent job summarizing the case, including listing the holdings of the case as bullet points. I absolutely love it when an article makes a complex case easy to understand and this article does just that. I highly recommend you take the time to read it. You can view or download the article here: Indian Children and Termination of Parental Rights: Michigan Supreme Court Takes a Step in the Right Direction in In Re Lee by Angel Sorrells, Cami Fraser, Thomas Myers, and Aaron Allen