I know there’s a perfectly good conversation being carried on in the comments here. I’ve not been a part of it, largely due to travel. And now I’m distracted by a couple of other items. For the moment I’ll just note them.
First, yesterday the Supreme Court decided Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl–the case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) that has been discussed here in the past. I’m trying to figure out the overall sense of it, but the short take-aways would be that the Court reversed the South Carolina Supreme Court and sided with the would-be-adoptive parents. Big questions for me remain about what it all means and even what happens to Veronica (the baby girl, now three or near four) next.
Second, in minutes (11 right now) the Court will issue opinions in DOMA and Perry–generally lumped together as the same-sex marriage cases. Not knowing what they’ll do I have no idea what to say about that. But I, like many other people, am waiting to see.
More soon, then, on ICWA case and we’ll see about that others. Meantime, carry on in the comments if you like. I’ll try to catch up at some point.