February 27, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/27

Supreme Court building
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Western Sky Financial v. Jackson (Arbitration; Tribal Court Exhaustion) on 2/13/15.
Petition for certiorari was denied in Gatzaros v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Contract Law; Guaranty) on 2/23/15.

* Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.html
U.S. v. Washington (Fishing Rights)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.html
In re H.G. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application)
New Jersey Div. of Child Protection and Permanency v. K.T.D. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In re ARW (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
In re H.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
Ebert v. Bruce L. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of the Law)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health and Welfare section, we feature an article about the BIA releasing new ICWA guidelines to protect Native families and children.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015lr.html
We feature a couple of articles about tribal sovereign immunity.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
We feature a notice of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding revised Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings.

February 13, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13

Welcome to the new Indian Law Bulletin and website.  You may want to update your bookmarks to the bulletins, which are now at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/.  We hope that you find the new format easier to use on your mobile devices.  If you have any trouble finding pages on the new site, please feel free to use the NILL search feature at http://www.narf.org/nill/search.html.


* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation, et al. v. Robert McKenna, Attorney General of Washington (Contracts; Constitutional Law) on 2/2/15.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.html
U.S. v. Brown (Hunting and Fishing Rights)
U.S. v. Martin (Indian Country Crimes)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.html
Two Shields v. United States (Breach of Trust)
Hayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Loan Agreement; Arbitration)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
We feature over 50 articles this week including one in the Intergovernmental section about four bills passing out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015lr.html
We include 10 new articles including one on tribal water leasing and one on taxation of tribal oil and gas leases. In addition, you may notice that the American Indian Law Review has begun to provide free links to articles on their website.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
We feature a proposed rule of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
Four bills were added:
S. 184: Native American Children's Safety Act
S. 286: A bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, and for other purposes
S. 1622: Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act
S. 438: A bill to provide for the repair, replacement, and maintenance of certain Indian irrigation projects
S. 410: A bill to strengthen Indian education, and other purposes

January 29, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

Coming soon! In the next couple of weeks, you will see a new look for the National Indan Law Library and Native American Rights Fund websites and emails. We hope you enjoy the new layouts, features, and functionality for portable devices.

Supreme Court building
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html
Knight v. Thompson was granted, vacated, and remanded on 1/26/15. (Religious Freedom; Prisoners, Hair Length)

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.html
Brooks v. Roy (Prisoner; Free Exercise Claims)
Shirk v. U.S. ex rel. Dept. of Interior (Personal Injury; Law Enforcement Agreement)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.html
In re Doe (Indian Child Welfare Act; Active Efforts; Termination of Parental Rights)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.html
Hayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Loan Agreement; Arbitration)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the Culture & Tradition section, we feature an article on genetic testing and tribal identity.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015alr.html
We feature an interview with the executive director of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
We feature a notice of the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, relating to taking land into trust for a tribe.