On November 9, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, one of the most important Indian law cases in decades in which the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is being challenged. During the debrief, this distinguished panel will discuss the case and reflect on the oral arguments.
Welcome and Introduction
- Deborah Enix-Ross, President, American Bar Association; Senior Advisor, International Dispute Resolution Group, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
- Prudence Beidler Carr, Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law
- Erin Dougherty Lynch, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
- Paul Spruhan, Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Unit, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
- Suzanne Garcia, Child Welfare Legal Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Co-Sponsors: ABA Center for Public Interest Law, ABA Center on Children and the Law, ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center, ABA Standing Committee on Public Education
Debrief of the Oral Arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen | UCLA School of Law
Tribal Supreme Court Project Brackeen | Native American Rights Fund
ICWA Resource Page | Tribal Information Exchange
Legal History of Blood Quantum in Federal Indian Law to 1935 | Paul Spruhan
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