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Amicus Briefs


Current Events in Historical Context, Indigenous, Legal


United States

In the US Supreme Court’s June 15 decision in Haaland v. Brackeen upholding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Justice Neil Gorsuch cited the amicus curiae brief co-sponsored by the AHA and the Organization of American Historians in his concurrence. The brief, based on decades of study and research by professional historians, aimed to provide an accurate historical perspective of the IWCA as the court considered the case.