Baby Veronica custody case not over yet
Published by the Tulsa World, Thursday, July 25, 2013
By Michael Overall
After a 19th century U.S. Supreme Court decision that set an important precedent for tribal sovereignty, President Andrew Jackson supposedly mocked the chief justice. “John Marshall has made his decision,” he reportedly said. “Now let him enforce it.” That quote came to mind when Jason Aamodt, an expert on tribal law, thought about the latest twists in the Baby Veronica case. “South Carolina has made its decision,” said Aamodt, an assistant dean at the University of Tulsa’s law school. “Now let’s see if they can enforce it.”
The South Carolina Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it wouldn’t reconsider last week’s order to take custody away from Veronica’s Cherokee father.
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