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25 U.S.C.A. § 1921

United States Code Annotated
Title 25.  Indians
Chapter 21. Indian Child Welfare (Refs & Annos)

Subchapter I. Child Custody Proceedings


§ 1921. Higher State or Federal standard applicable to protect rights of parent or Indian custodian of Indian child


In any case where State or Federal law applicable to a child custody proceeding under State or Federal law provides a higher standard of protection to the rights of the parent or Indian custodian of an Indian child than the rights provided under this subchapter, the State or Federal court shall apply the State or Federal standard.


CREDIT(S)


(Pub.L. 95-608, Title I, § 111, Nov. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 3075.)


HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES


Revision Notes and Legislative Reports


1978 Acts. House Report No. 95-1386, see 1978 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 7530.


LIBRARY REFERENCES


American Digest System


Indians 6(2), 32(11).


Key Number System Topic No. 209.


RESEARCH REFERENCES


Treatises and Practice Aids


Federal Procedure, Lawyers Edition § 46:478, Applicability of Other Laws.


NOTES OF DECISIONS


Higher standard of protection 1

  

1. Higher standard of protection


Although the Wisconsin Children's Code states that the Indian Child Welfare Act supersedes provisions of the Wisconsin Code in any child custody proceedings covered by the federal Act, the Act requires use of state law whenever that state law provides higher standard of protection, so it was appropriate where Children's Code provided additional safeguards beyond those mandated by the Act that additional safeguards be followed.  In re Interest of D.S.P., Wis.1992, 480 N.W.2d 234, 166 Wis.2d 464.  Indians  6.6(1);  Infants  191


25 U.S.C.A. § 1921, 25 USCA § 1921



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