The Baby Veronica adoption case is heartbreaking, but Alito’s ruling was probably right

Joan Heifetz Hollinger quoted in Slate Magazine, June 25, 2013

“The law shouldn’t be read as giving hyped up protections to birth parents,” Hollinger told me. “Those protections are for parents who had a life with their child. In that sense, Alito’s decision is the correct reading of statute and it saves the core of ICWA—as it should.”