Friday, December 12, 2014

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

photo of US Supreme Court building
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (self-determination contract, statute of limitations) on 12/02/14. Petition for certiorari was denied in Friends of Amador County v. Jewell (sovereign immunity, federal recognition) on 12/1/14.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
Alvarez v. Tracy (sentencing, Indian Civil Rights Act)
Shirk v. United States ex rel. Department of Interior (tribal police officer negligence)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Tribal Cultural Property site)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
One of the 19 articles included this week is a story in the Health & Welfare section about U.S. Department of Justice's intention to fight states that violate Indian child welfare laws.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
One of the 5 new items featured includes proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding payment for physician and other health care professional services purchased by Indian health programs and medical charges associated with non-hospital-based care.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.html
Two bills were added:
H.R. 5701: Western Oregon Indian Tribal Lands Act General Native American Affairs
S.2884. See also: H.R. 5690: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit tax-exempt status to professional sports leagues that promote the use of the term redskins

Friday, December 5, 2014

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/05

drawing of gavel
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
Amador County, California v. U.S. Dep't of Interior (gaming compact, "no-action" approval)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
McVay v. Allied World Assurance Company, Inc. (insurance, slip and fall)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Sue/perior Concrete & Paving, Inc. v. Lewiston Golf Course Corporation (sovereign immunity, contracts)
Asa'carsarmuit Tribal Council v. Wheeler III (Indian Child Welfare Act, tribal intervention)
California Valley Miwok Tribe v. California Gambling Control Commission (official tribal government and membership, gaming funds)
In re Interest of Shayla H. (Indian Child Welfare Act, active efforts)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature an article on juvenile justice and problems of violence and alcohol abuse on Indian reservations.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html
We feature a new article relating to the law and governance of the Great Lakes.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Treasury have released notices about policies for government-to-government relations with Indian tribes.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.html
Four bills were added:
H.R. 5689: To allow the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to lease or transfer to certain lands
H.R. 5765: Native American Languages Reauthorization Act of 2014
S. 2945: To repeal Section 910 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
H.R. 5049: Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 11/25

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (self-determination contract, statute of limitations) on 11/03/14.

The next Indian Law Bulletin update is scheduled to be published by 12/5/14.