Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 3/28


*U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Comenout v. Washington on March 22, 2012 (state jurisdiction, cigarette taxation).
The remaining Indian Law Bulletins are scheduled to be updated by April 5, 2012. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

New at NILL

The Indian Civil Rights Act at Forty (book cover)
See a selected list of Indian law titles (including print and electronic materials) recently indexed in the National Indian Law Library catalog; including:

The Indian Civil Rights Act at forty.


A great aridness : climate change and the future of the American southwest. 

Tribal court appellate opinions : volumes I - IX, 1982-2010.  

Contact the library if you would like help obtaining information from any of these resources.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/21

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in Shavanaux v. United States (terms of imprisonment, domestic assault).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Salt River Project Agr. Imp. and Power Dist. v. Lee (preference in employment)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Santana v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation ex rel. River Spirit Casino (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, gambling addiction)
Warren v. United States (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Holder (trespass)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:

Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare v. Doe (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section we feature an article relating to a state retroceding jurisdiction back to tribes.


* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to establishing tribal pesticide programs. 


* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a final rule of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding Clean Air Act full approval of Title V operating permits program for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/14


* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in Gustafson v. Estate of Poitra (jurisdiction, tribal courts) and filed in McCrary v. Ivanof Bay Village (Alaska Native villages, federally recognized tribes).

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission v. Peabody Western Coal Company (employment preference)
Chalepah v. Salazar (official tribal government, elections)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section we feature an article relating to tribes considering asking the state of Washington to cede to the U.S. its jurisdiction over law enforcement or civil and criminal proceedings.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article reviewing the past five years of the American Indian Probate Reform Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a Department of Interior notice about tribal consultation meetings scheduled to help streamline the organizations of the BIA and BIE.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
We added two new bills: H.R.4059: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a position for a representative of Indian Tribes on the Joint Board overseeing the implementation of universal service, and for other purposes. and H.R. 4067: Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/07


* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Kaw Nation of Oklahoma v. United States (fiduciary duty)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources v. Nondalton Tribal Council (land use plan)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section we feature an article on a Keystone oil pipeline blockade on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to national laws that protect indigenous rights regarding REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Forest Service, regarding subsistence management regulations for public lands in Alaska.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
We added one new bill: H.R.7: American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012.