Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/23/11

We are grateful to all of you who have supported NARF/NILL over the years! Look for a special opportunity to support the National Indian Law Library in the coming months.

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Wyandotte Nation v. Salazar (choice of court)
Coeur D'Alene Tribe v. United States (tribal trust funds, mismanagement)
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska v. United States (tribal trust funds, mismanagement)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Seneca Nation of Indians v. State of New York (cigarette taxes)
In re Hunter W. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
We feature an article relating to a possible water dispute resulting from a Congressional bill aimed to stop casino development in Arizona.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article on applying the parens patriae standing doctrine to climate change-related claims brought by Native Nations.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/17


For fun:
Will Jacoby Ellsbury win the American League MVP on November 21?  (This recognition would be in addition to the Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and Comeback Player of the Year awards that he already
has won this year!)  Read more about Elllsbury, who is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the first Native American of Navajo descent to make the Major Leagues in this recent article in Indian Country Today.

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petitions were filed in Salazar v. Patchak (tribal sovereign immunity), Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (criminal sanction) and Cavanaugh v. United States (right to legal counsel).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association v. Lake of the Torches Economic Development Corporation (tribal casino development corporation)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
We feature an editorial in the "Environment & Energy" section relating to Obama's delay in making a decision on the Keystone Pipeline which would transport oil from Canada to the U.S.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article on promoting Indigenous innovation, enterprise, and entrepreneurship through the licensing of Indigenous assets and resources.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
This week we added two new bills: S. 1813 MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) with language relating to tribal transportation programs, and H.R. 3334, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice from the Bureau Of Indian Affairs regarding the deadline for submitting completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in fiscal or calendar year 2013.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/10

***The National Indian Law Library added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/10/11***  

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petitions for certiorari were filed in K2 America Corporation v. Roland Oil & Gas (jurisdiction, real property) and in Owen v. Weber (dependent Indian Community, jurisdiction).

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
United States v. Native Wholesale Supply Co. (Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
We feature an article in the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section relating to a NM tribe requiring tenants to prove they are not illegal immigrants.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature a short article on federal funding for tribal water rights settlements.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
This week we added four new bills including H.R.2362: Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature proposed rules of the Internal Revenue Service regarding tribal governmental plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NILL added new content to all 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/3

Tribal Code Research:
Did you know the National Indian Law Library provides access to tribal laws?
NILL provides access to more than 240 tribal codes. Visit our Tribal Law Gateway to learn more.

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
A petition for certiorari was filed in Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter (tribal contractor costs, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.) and in Corboy v. Louie (Hawaii Homes Commission Act). Petition for cert. was denied in Gila River Indian Community v. Lyon (United States as a necessary party).

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians v. Salazar (tribal law enforcement funding contract)
ERTC, LLC. v. Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians (lease agreement, eviction)
Alturas Indian Rancheria V. California Gambling Control Commission (intra-tribal dispute)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Janelle A. v. State, Dept. of Health & Social Services (termination of parental rights)
Oneida Indian Nation v. Hunt Const. Group, Inc. (casino, breach of construction contract)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
We feature an article about an aggresive strategy submitted by U.S. Senator, Daniel Akaka to recognize Native Hawaiians.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature a short article on tribal criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country and Idaho.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
This week we added one new bill: S.1763: Stand Against Violence and Empower (SAVE) Native Women Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Administration on Children, Youth and Families and the award of five single-source expansion supplement grants to support expanded technical assistance activities in the field of child welfare.