Arnold & Porter Wins Fourth Supreme Court Decision of the Year
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2013 -- On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arnold & Porter's clients in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, marking the firm's fourth consecutive victory at the Supreme Court this year. The Court held that the Indian Child Welfare Act does not bar the adoption of "Baby Girl" by a Charleston, S.C., couple and remanded the case for further proceedings in the South Carolina Supreme Court. The Baby Girl case was the third oral argument of the Term for Lisa S. Blatt, Arnold & Porter's Appellate and Supreme Court practice head. The Arnold & Porter team also included Chris Rhee, Reeves Anderson, Bob Wood, and Matt Christiansen.
The Baby Girl victory comes on the heels of client wins in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, Marx v. General Revenue Corp., and a pro bono case in which the firm served as co-counsel, Kloeckner v. Solis.