Justices seem to favor most of Native child welfare law

  • The Supreme Court is seen on Election Day in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

  • Participants listen during a rally in support of three-year-old baby Veronica, Veronica’s biological father, Dusten Brown, and the Indian Child Welfare Act, in Oklahoma City, Aug. 19, 2013. Brown is trying to maintain custody of the girl who was given up for adoption by her birth mother to Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to leave in place most of a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children.