Thursday, August 21, 2014

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21

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* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
In re Alexandria P. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement)
Grace L. v. State, Dept. of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indiana Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
State v. Scott (Native American juror, discrimination)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Cases featured:
United States v. Janis (criminal jurisdiction, tribal law enforcement officer)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Health & Welfare" section, we feature a few articles relating to the Indian Child Welfare Act, state law, and emergency removal of children.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
We feature a notice of the United States Sentencing Commission on the possible formation of a new Tribal Issues Advisory Group to study issues related to the operation of the federal sentencing guidelines in Indian Country and areas that have significant American Indian population.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html 
We feature an article on feminist legal theory and protection of Native mothers and children.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/14

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* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
South v. Lujan (sovereign immunity, application of state law)
In re Isaiah W. (Indian Child Welfare Act, timely appeal)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Cases featured:
No Casino in Plymouth v. Jewell (land into trust)
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma v. Court of Indian Offenses for the Anadarko Agency (tribal jurisdiction, exhaustion of tribal remedies)
Jamul Action Committee v. Stevens (land into trust)
Cherokee Nation v. Nash (first-to-file rule, tribal citizenship)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature a story about the importance of tribes in U.S. border security.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
We feature a proposed rules from the Department of Interior regarding rights-of-way on Indian lands.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html 
We feature an article relating to the Forest Service's struggle to secure proper environmental protection for salmon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/31

Please note: To view these updates, please look in the “archives” sections of the bulletin pages as these updates were posted prior to the 8/8 update.

 * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
Cayuga Indian Nation v. Seneca County (valorem property taxes, sovereign immunity)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Cases featured:
United States v. Hemme (Lacey Act, Tribal conservation code)

* News Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Recognition & Enrollment" section, we feature a story about comments on the proposed BIA recognition rule.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin – information and links relating to legislation impacting Native Americans at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.html
One new bill was added:
H.R.2442 - Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act
Three bills became law:
H.R.507 - Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act, became Public Law 113-27
S.156 - Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act, became Public Law 113-142
S.27 - Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act, became Public Law 113-57

* Regulatory Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
We feature notices from the Department of Interior relating to an extension of time and additional hearings scheduled for the proposed tribal recognition rule. 

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin - find article citations and links to articles at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html 
We feature an article on the conflict between Indigenous customs and state laws.