Friday, August 29, 2014

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/29

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* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.html
White v. University of California (Native American Graves and Repatriation Act)
McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar (Religious Freedom Restoration Act, possession of eagle feathers by Indians not members of federally recognized tribe)
Jackson v. Payday Financial, LLC (tribal jurisdiction, payday loans)
  
* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.htmlCases featured:
In re Candace A. (Indian Child Welfare Act, child in need of aid)
Outsource Services Management, LLC v. Nooksack Business Corp. (breach of loan, jurisdiction)
In re K.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Cases featured:
Maniilaq Association v. Burwell (lease, Indian Health Service)
United States v. Nichols (tribal exclusion)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section, we feature an article about an historic land trust agreement between the Oneida Indian Nation and the federal government.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html 
We feature an article about the Tribal Wills Project at the University of Denver Strum College of Law. 

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.html
We added two new bills:
H.R.5020 - Indian Tribal Self-Determination in Land Consolidation Act of 2014
S.2041 - May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act  (authorized the Secretary of the Interior to set aside and reserve a tract of land within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho, for town-site purposes).

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.