The 325 page, highly fractured CA5 en banc opinion on ICWA is out .... happy reading!…
Judge Costa!!
Academics/lawyers: If you ever wonder if scholarship matters, check out how much CA5 relies on Prof. Greg Ablavsky's scholarship & briefs to find that Congress had the authority to enact ICWA:
Same with how much CA5 relies on Prof. Matthew Fletcher's work...

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