Interest of A.B.

20050223 In the Interest of A.B. and M.B., Children

Tamera Ressler, L.S.W., Petitioner and Appellant
v.
C.B. and R.F., T.S., A.B.,
M.B. and Jan Gabriel,
Lay Guardian ad Litem, Respondents
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White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians, Intervenor and Appellee

Appeal from: Juvenile Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Wade L. Webb
Nature of Action: Juvenile Law
Counsel:
Appellant: Susan Lynne Bailey , Asst. State's Attorney
Appellee: Zenas Baer Law Office
Term: 12/2005   Argument: 12/05/2005  1:30pm
ND cite: 2005 ND 216
NW cite: 707 N.W.2d 75

Listen to recording of oral argument in MP3 format

Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the District Court erred in granting Tribe's Motion to Intervene, where children are biological children of an enrolled member but not eligible for membership in Tribe and Tribe has recognized children solely for the purpose of the applicability of ICWA.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I.Cass County Social Services lacks standing to constitutionally challenge the validity of the Indian Child Welfare Act on an equal protection or substantive due process basis.
II.The State Court lacks jurisdiction to review a tribal determination that children of an enrolled member are "eligible for membership".

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Docket entries:
107/01/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/30/2005
207/01/2005 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 06/30/2005
308/02/2005 RECORD ON APPEAL (not rec'd - 5 & 14 (tapes))
408/09/2005 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 3-08-05; 4-05-05; 5-24-05
508/09/2005 DISK - e-mailed (TR1 - dated 3-08-05) (TR2 - dated 4-05-05); (TR3 - dated 5-24-05)
609/19/2005 APPELLANT BRIEF
709/19/2005 APPELLANT APPENDIX
809/27/2005 Eight copies of the notice of appeal (inserted into Appendix)
910/06/2005 Corrected covers for ATB & ATA
1010/06/2005 DISK - atb (e-mailed)
1110/19/2005 APPELLEE BRIEF (White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians)
1210/28/2005 Corrected cover page, TOA, & pages for AEB
1310/28/2005 DISK - aeb (e-mailed)
1412/05/2005 APPEARANCES: Susan L. Bailey; Zenas Baer
1512/05/2005 ARGUED: Bailey; Baer
1612/05/2005 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
1712/20/2005 DISPOSITION: DISMISSED
1812/20/2005 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
1912/20/2005 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
2012/21/2005 Judgment Mailed to Parties
2112/22/2005 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing
2212/22/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (MPR). Granted: 01/17/2006
2312/22/2005 E-FILED MOTION (MPR/by facsimile)
2401/13/2006 PETITION FOR REHEARING
2501/13/2006 DISK - PER (e-mailed)
2601/31/2006 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
2702/10/2006 MANDATE
2802/16/2006 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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