US Supreme Court rejects state appeal of tribal adoption case

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A four-year legal battle between a village tribal council and the state of Alaska has ended with the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a state appeal of a ruling favoring the tribal council in adoption matters, reports the Alaska Public Radio Network. The state tried to intervene in the 2006 adoption of a 10-year-old from Kaltag to a family in Huslia, saying the tribal council could not initiate adoptions but must take referrals from the state.