* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
On October 27, a petition for certiorari was filed in Omaha Tribe of Nebraska v. StoreVisions, Inc. (tribal sovereign immunity)
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
A search has been performed through 10/27 and there have not been any new U.S. Court of Appeals cases discovered since the last update. For the most recent cases, please refer to our 2011 achive.
* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska v. United States (federal recognition)
Wolfchild v. United States
La Cuna De Aztlan Sacred Sites Prot. Circle Advisory Comm. v. United States DOI (sacred sites)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Salazar (federal recognition)
Desautel v. Dupris (tribal membership)
United States v. Washington (shellfish implementation plan)
Salton Sea Venture, Inc. v. Ramsey (fuel taxes)
Vann v. Salazar (Freedman, citizenship, voting rights)
* State Courts Bulletin
Welfare of R.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act, transfer to tribal court)
In re E.P.F.L. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
* News Bulletin - find it at:
We feature a 3 part series of articles on foster care in Indian country in the "Health and Welfare" section.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article relating to tribal courts and federal sentencing guidelines.
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
This week we added two new bills: S.1724: School accountability Improvements Act. and S. 1739: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2011.