July 16, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16



U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Torres v. Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Sovereign Immunity, Liability of Tribal Officers) on 6/22/15.

See also the Tribal Supreme Court Project's July 15, 2015 Update Memorandum.

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.html
United States v. Zepeda (Major Crimes Act, Indian Status)
United States of America v. Bryant (Jurisdiction, Uncounseled Convictions)
Luckerman v. Narragansett Indian Tribe (Attorney Fees)

U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.html
Crow Allottees Association v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (Indian Water Rights - Compact)
Doe and Doe v. Jesson (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
Pro-Football, INC. v. Blackhorse (Trademarks)
South Fork Livestock Partnership v. United States (Grazing Permits)
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians v. Crosby (Employment Termination)
Williams v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians (Employment Age Discrimination)
Flute v. The United States (Federal Breach of Trust)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature three articles on the status of renewable energy development on tribal lands.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
We feature a notice of the Bureau of the Census about tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized tribes for tribes to share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns related to the 2020 Census.

Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015lr.html
We feature eight articles this week, including one on placing a limiting principle on federal monetary influence of tribes.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
Nine new bills were added:
S.1749: Tribal Tax Incentive for Renewable Energy Act.
H.R.3063: To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt Alaska Native and American Indian programs from sequestration.
S.1745: A bill to provide grants to eligible entities to develop and maintain or improve and expand before school, afterschool, and summer school programs for Indian and Alaska Native students, and for other purposes.
H.R.2958: Dine College Act of 2015.
S.1753: A bill to enhance communication between Federal, State, tribal, and local jurisdictions and to ensure the rapid and effective deportation of certain criminal aliens.
H.R.3026: Tribal TANF Fairness Act of 2015.
S.1694: Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Phase III Act of 2015.
S.2212: To take certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes.
H.R.2176: Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act.

July 2, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02


U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html
Petition for certiorari was granted on June 30, 2015 for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Self-determination Contract)

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.html
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. National Labor Relations Board (Gaming, Employment Law)
Pistor v. Garcia (Tribal Officials, Sovereign Immunity)
Pueblo of Jemez v. United States (Aboriginal Land Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.html
State v. Steven B. (Criminal Jurisdiction, Indian Country Land Status)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Recognition & Enrollment section, we feature a story about federal acknowledgment of a Virginia tribe.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has published new rules regarding federal acknowledgment of American Indian tribes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015lr.html
We feature an article on Indian land tenure.

June 26, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26

United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.html
Borrichio v. Casino (Employment Discrimination, Casinos)
In re Curtis Vale Womelsdorf and Lavonne Mae Womelsdorf, Debtors (Bankruptcy)
United Planners Financial Services of America v. Sac and Fox Nation (Sovereign Immunity)
Southern Ute Indian Tribe v. U.S. Department of the Interior (Administrative Rule - Hydraulic Fracturing)

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.html
Robinson v. Jewell (Indian Land Title - Non-Recognized Tribe)
Shields v. Wilkinson (Fiduciary duty - Oil and Gas Leases)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.html
In re Payne/Pumphrey/Fortson, Minors (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
In re K.J.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice and Termination of Parental Rights)

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Education section, we feature an article describing tribes seeking flexibility or waivers under No Child Left Behind Act.

Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2015fr.html
We feature several notices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding approval of leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/114_uslegislation.html
Two new bills were added:
H.R.2684: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act.
H.R.2822: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. See specifically under the heading BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION.

Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2015lr.html
We feature an article that suggests the Michigan State court system consider expanding tribal peacemaking principles.