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South Carolina Supreme Court pushed to take up ICWA case

The South Carolina Supreme Court is being asked to hear an Indian Child Welfare Act case involving a member of the Cherokee Nation.

Dusten Brown, who lives in Oklahoma, regained custody of his two-year-old daughter after the tribe intervened. But non-Indian couple that adopted her is challenging the decision.

The case has generated significant media coverage and the tribe has asked for a gag order. The non-Indian couple has until Thursday to file a brief in South Carolina, KTUL-TV reported.

"My client has been fighting for custody of his child since shortly after the child's birth. He loves this child with all his heart," Brown's attorney said in a statement to KTUL.

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