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Federal Court Again Backs Native American Families in ACLU Lawsuit


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Federal Court Again Backs Native American Families in ACLU Lawsuit

RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A federal court has dealt another blow to defendants in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit over the rights of Native American families in South Dakota. Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken denied government officials' motions for reconsideration of his order to them last March to stop violating the rights of Native American parents and tribes in state child custody proceedings.

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