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(Studio: Ashleigh Banfield) The legal battle over "Baby Veronica," who was returned to her biological father via a law designed to keep Native American children in Native American homes, introduced.
(Charleston, South Carolina: Randi Kaye) The strange adoption story of Baby Veronica, who was raised by the Capobiancos after the baby was put up for adoption, presented; photos shown; details given about the father's contesting of the adoption via the Indian Child Welfare Act and the progress of the case through the South Carolina state supreme court and on to the Supreme Court. [Seeking custody, Matt and Melanie CAPOBIANCO- talk about being Veronica's parents and having her torn away.] [Cherokee National attorney general Todd HEMBREE- talks about the Indian rights.]
(Studio: Ashleigh Banfield. Jeffrey Toobin) This "bad" case based on a real problem for Indian families, how it may not apply in this case and why the Supreme Court may consider the case discussed.
- Banfield, Ashleigh;
- Kaye, Randi;
- Jeffrey, Ashleigh Banfield.
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