Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Issue: (1) Whether the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. §§ 1901-63, prohibits a state court from considering the “best interests of the child” when determining whether “good cause” exists to defy the transfer of an ongoing child welfare case; and (2) whether ICWA requires a state court to treat a motion to terminate parental rights as a “new proceeding” for the purposes of determining whether “good cause” exists to defy the transfer of an ongoing child welfare case.
Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 20, 2013, 10:43 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/09/petition-of-the-day-481/