In an action by a mother challenging the juvenile court's termination of her parental rights to her children, alleging violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. section 1901 et seq., and Welfare and Institutions Code section 224 et seq., the termination order is affirmed where the juvenile court correctly ruled that the Indian tribe has the sole authority to determine its own membership and the court must defer to the membership decisions of an Indian tribe.

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Sep 29, 2017
While many fathers hope to be involved in their children’s lives, some continue to assume that they have limited legal rights to do so. In reality, fathers have the right to become custodial parents, to…
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Aug 25, 2017
As a highly contested topic in criminal law, search and seizure, or “stop and search,” relates to encounters between citizens and law enforcement. At any point, if the stop or the search is carried out…
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Jul 25, 2017
As defined by the Georgia Municipal Association, ordinances are written laws adopted by a city or town’s government. Yet, while theses ordinances are permanent laws that are actively enforced, state and…
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Jun 22, 2017
Considering the excessive weight of motor vehicles, the number of drivers on Georgia roads on any given day, not to mention the number of motor vehicle accidents, people are going to be killed as a result…
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