Oklahoma Supreme Court takes up custody battle over Cherokee girl once awarded to SC couple

  • Article by: KRISTI EATON , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 3, 2013 - 6:10 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY — A custody fight over a 3-year-old Cherokee girl shifted to Oklahoma's highest court Tuesday as lawyers gathered to discuss who should raise the child: a South Carolina couple who have attempted to adopt her since birth or the girl's biological father, who claims a federal law requires that she be raised in a Native American home.

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