Monday, September 09, 2013

Baby Veronica still in limbo

A Cherokee dad lost his parental rights on a stupid technicality in the US Supreme Court, but the case lingers on. Indian Country reports:
Dusten Brown has surrendered to Sequoyah County authorities in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, where he posted bail and was released on his own recognizance. Additionally, Judge Jeffrey Payton moved the date for Brown's extradition hearing, to which he is entitled under Oklahoma statute, from September 12 to October 3.
Some social service bureaucrats still have to decide whether the girl gets to stay with her dad who reared her the past couple of years, or to give the girl to the strangers named Capobiancos who attempted an adoption over his objections. The law currently favors the strangers. The battle could continue for months.

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