Regarding “Baby Veronica's two families” (Tulsa World, Aug. 9): Having been on the losing side of an interstate family court battle, my initial sympathies were with Dusten Brown. I felt this young man deserved his day in court. He had that day in court — and lost. He lost twice before the U.S. Supreme Court and once before the South Carolina Supreme Court. Now the noise coming from Brown, his family and his Cherokee handlers smacks of “sour grapes and burnt toast.”
When Brown stepped into a South Carolina family court, he agreed to abide by the decisions and laws of that court. The court's decisions suited him when they were going his way. South Carolina, with help from the U.S. Supreme court, rectified its mistaken interpretation of the Indian Child Welfare Act and awarded custody back to Matt and Melanie Capobianco. South Carolina family court no longer suits Brown.
He needs to stop hiding behind the Oklahoma National Guard, his wife, his parents, the state of Oklahoma and the Cherokee Nation, and return Veronica to her lawful parents.
Aaron Adkins, Oklahoma City
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