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Battle Over Native American Law On Adoptions Isn't Over

Mary Jo Pitzl
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Mary Jo Pitzl in KJZZ's studio in 2018.

The Goldwater Institute had sued to challenge a federal law that requires Native American children removed from the home to be placed with a Native American family.

On Monday, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the suit, saying the argument is moot because the families Goldwater represented have already adopted their Native children.

With The Show to explain more was Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic.

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