Thursday, December 8, 2011

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 12/08

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians v. United States (tribal trust funds)
Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States (tribal trust funds)
Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma v. United States (tribal trust funds)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Stephen H. v. State of Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (termination of parental rights)
Yavapai-Apache Nation v. Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel (loan agreement, tribal sovereign immunity)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we feature an article related to federal legislation that allows tribal land development relating to national security to be approved without the consent of tribes.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
The following new bills were added: H.R. 3568 Native Culture, Language, and Access for Success in Schools Act; H.R. 1550 National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act; H.R. 3532 American Indian Empowerment Act of 2011; S. 1925 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011; and H.R. 3496 America's Wildlife Heritage Act.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article discussing how federal jurisdiction over sexual predators on Indian reservations hobbles effective law enforcement.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature an adopted rule on the assumption of concurrent federal criminal jurisdiction in certain areas of Indian country.