Tribal Sovereignty Triumphs in Latest SCOTUS Decision

In a 7-2 decision, the Court voted to protect the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Jess and Imani are back with a rapid reaction analysis of Brackeen v. Haaland, a case that threatened the Indian Child Welfare Act, which ensures that Indigenous children stay in their families and tribes. Just when we thought the Supreme Court couldn’t surprise us anymore, a majority of justices voted to protect tribal sovereignty, with Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissenting.

Jess and Imani dig into why the Brackeens lost, Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s majority opinion, and how the issue could get raised again in the future.


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