Thursday, March 28 2013 1:35 PM EDT2013-03-28 17:35:10 GMT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine Attorney Janet Mills says the state is joining South Carolina and other states in defending the federal Indian Child Welfare Act in a case going before the U.S. Supreme Court. MillsMore >>
Maine Attorney Janet Mills says the state is joining South Carolina and other states in defending the federal Indian Child Welfare Act in a case going before the U.S. Supreme Court.More >>
Monday, February 11 2013 3:43 PM EST2013-02-11 20:43:36 GMT
WASHINGTON (WCIV) – The United States Supreme Court is slated to hear the Baby Veronica case in April, according to the court's calendar. In October, the guardian ad litem for 3-year-old Baby VeronicaMore >>
The United States Supreme Court is slated to hear the Baby Veronica case in April, according to the court's calendar.More >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – It's been more than two years of agony and heartbreak for one Lowcountry couple. The Capobianco family of James Island lost their adopted daughter Veronica to her biological, Cherokee Nation, father back in 2011. That's when the State Supreme Court sided with the federal law granting custody to the father under the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The Capobiancos appealed that decision and this week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the longstanding federal law on the adoption of Native American children.
A U.S. Supreme Court blog says the justices will discuss the definition of the word "parent" under federal law. Reports say that a decision by the Supreme Court on the Baby Veronica case will most likely be made in June.
Veronica's adopted parents issued a statement in advance of the Supreme Court's oral arguments on Tuesday, saying:
"It has been an extremely difficult year, and we miss Veronica terribly. We are grateful that our case will be heard by our nation's highest court and hope the outcome will allow Veronica to have a life surrounded by everyone who loves and cares for her."
The Cherokee Nation issued a release outlining various events throughout the week in Washington, D.C. to support their side of the case. One event includes a prayer gathering on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Stay with ABC News 4 as we continue to develop this story.
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