In the interest of J.L., L.R., and S.G., minor children

Challenge to Constitutionality of the Iowa Indian Child Welfare Act

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Guardian ad litem and attorney for the minor children challenged the constitutionality of the Iowa Indian Child Welfare Act which provided that the children were not permitted to object to the transfer of jurisdiction to the tribal court. The Iowa Court of Appeals found that section 232B.5 of the Iowa Code violated the children's due process rights under the United States and Iowa Constitutions.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 8th Circuit, Iowa | United States

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