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Law: Battle for Baby Veronica / A Discussion #1027404

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 26, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The story of the legal battle over "baby Veronica" reviewed. {Note: following story first aired on February 21, 2012.}

(Bartlesville, Oklahoma: Randi Kaye) The South Carolina and federal case of "Baby Veronica," a two-year-old girl caught up in a strange adoption case, examined; details given about the legal wrangling when father Dustin Brown filed for custody and about the federal Indian Child Welfare Act that got the baby back to her Cherokee father. [Fighting for custody, Melanie CAPOBIANCO†, family friend Jessica MUNDAY†- talk about the baby and the law.] [Cherokee Nation attorney general Todd HEMBREE†- defends the Indian welfare law.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The South Carolina legal decision returning Veronica to her biological father noted and how this case could go to the Supreme Court because of the Native American issue discussed. [Disability rights attorney Areva MARTIN†- assesses the court's split decision over the Indian Child Welfare Act, the birth father, the baby and the adoptive parents.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Jeffrey, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:10:10

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