Thursday, October 27, 2011

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/27

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2011-2012update.htm
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
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
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
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
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
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
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:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
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
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to tribal courts and federal sentencing guidelines.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/new_uslegislation.htm
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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/20

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2011-2012update.htm
Petition for certiorari was filed in LaBuff v. United States (Major Crimes Act) and denied in Oneida Indian Nation v. County of Oneida (disposession of tribal lands), United States v. State of New York (Non-Intercourse Act), & Seneca Telephone Company v. Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (doctrine of tribal immunity).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
United States v. LaBuff (Major Crimes Act, tribal jurisdiction)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Western Sky Financial, LLC v. Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation (tribal financial corporation)
Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation v. Western Sky Financial, LLC (tribal financial corporation)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Yavapai-Apache Nation V. Fabritz-Whitney (tribal water rights)

* News Bulletin - find it at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
This week, in the "Land and Water" section, we feature articles on the Oneida land claim case that was pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.


* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to the "existing indian family" exception to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/new_uslegislation.htm
This week we added three new bills including: S.676: A bill to amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/13

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2011-2012update.htm
Petition for certiorari was filed in Lomas v. Hedgpeth (search and seizure) and denied in Newell v. U.S. (fraud).

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska v. United States (fiduciary duty)
Miller v. Wright (antitrust, taxation)
Cobell v. Salazar (appeal bond)
Alto v. Salazar (tribal membership)

* State Courts Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
In re D.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
Young v. Duenas (tribal sovereign immunity)
State v. Eriksen (jurisdiction)

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
This week we feature several proposed rules of the Indian Gaming Commission.

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
This week, in the "Land and Water" section, we feature an article on a water rights settlement affecting the Taos Pueblo and the Navajo Nation.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to climate-induced community relocation.
This week, in the "Land and Water" section, we feature an article on a debate regarding a U.S. Supreme Court land-into-trust ruling.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/new_uslegislation.htm
This week we added H.R.3103 - The Indian Tribal Federal Recognition Administrative Procedures Act.

Friday, October 7, 2011

NILL added new content to 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/7

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2011-2012update.htm
Petitions for certiorari were denied in Reed v. Gutierrez (sovereign immunity) and Navajo Nation v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (sovereign immunity, Civil Rights Act of 1964).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
New Mexico ex rel. Reynolds v. Gutierrez (water rights)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Larimer v. Konocti Vista Casino Resort, Marina & RV Park (Fair Labor Standards Act)
Hopson v. TDCJ-CID (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
Buxton v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
Nez Perce Tribe v. United States (federal breach of trust)
Vann v. Salazar (Freedman, citizenship)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Storevisions, Inc. v. Omaha Tribe of Nebraska (tribal sovereign immunity)

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
This week we feature a proposed rule of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting for facilities located in Indian country and clarification of additional opportunities available to tribal governments under the TRI program.

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
This week, in the "Land and Water" section, we feature an article on a water rights settlement affecting the Taos Pueblo and the Navajo Nation.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to Indian reserved water rights.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/new_uslegislation.htm
Two bills became law including Public Law No: 112-34. The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act which approves a Tribal Court Improvement Program.