May 19, 2016

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19

Chinook Salmon photo
Most chinook spawn in large rivers such as the Columbia and Snake. 


U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.html
National Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service (Endangered Species Act - Fisheries)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature an article about the efforts of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to move bills quickly through Congress.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2016fr.html
We feature a rule of the Environmental Protection Agency on a revised interpretation of the Clean Water Act tribal provision.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2016lr.html
We added these articles:
The Washington Redskins' deflating hope: the Lanham Act survives the First Amendment challenge.
Gas, roads, and glory: North Dakota and MHA nation's struggle over flaring regulation.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
We added two new bills:
S.2950: A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to receive, process, and pay certain claims relating to the Gold King Mine spill.
H.R.4238:  To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities.

May 12, 2016

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/12


drawing of gavel

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html
In re M.K.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Compliant Placement)

U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.html
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Indian Right-of-Way Act)
Feller v. Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water Dist. (Reserved Water Rights - Groundwater)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Culture & Tradition section, we feature a couple of articles about bison becoming the national mammal.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2016fr.html
We feature a proposed rule of the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding Native American programs to be open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2016lr.html
Contact the library for help obtaining copies.
We feature this article: Clean power: A federal plan for Indian Country?

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
One law passed:
National Bison Legacy Act PL 114-152
Two bills were added:
S.2916: A bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes.
S.2920: A bill to amend the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to provide for advancements in public safety services to Indian communities, and for other purposes.

May 4, 2016

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/4


Pauma Band seal

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in Knight v. Thompson (Prisoners - Grooming Policies) on May 2, 2016.  Petition was filed in Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse, et al. (Trademarks - Washington Football Team) on May 2, 2016, and in Pauma Band of Mission Indians v. California (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Bad Faith Negotiations) on April 18, 2016.

In addition, see the Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of May 4, 2016.

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html
In re N.H. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)
In re Adoption of B.T.S. (Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act; Adoption - Mother's Consent)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Sacred Places section, we feature an article on the status of the Bears Ears National Monument effort and resistence.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2016fr.html
We feature a notice with an update of Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2016lr.html
We added these articles:
The Washington Redskins and the current standard for disparaging trademarks: The impact of disparaging trademarks in the modern world.
Regulating access to traditional knowledge and genetic resources: The disclosure requirement as a strategy to combat biopiracy.
Traditional knowledge exists; intellectual property is invented or created.