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Supreme Court asks for DOJ views on Alaska ICWA case
Monday, April 26, 2010
Filed Under: Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Department of Justice for its views on a Hogan v. Kaltag Tribal Council.

In the case, Alaska questions whether federally recognized tribes can resolve Indian Child Welfare Act cases. Attorney General Dan Sullivan believes the state's court system takes precedence over tribal court judgments.

The Obama administration's response will help the high court decide whether to accept the case.

Supreme Court Order List:
Orders in Pending Cases (April 26, 2010)

9th Circuit Decision:
Kaltag Tribal Council v. Jackson (August 28, 2009)

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