Wednesday, June 27, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 6/27

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Arctic Slope Native Association v. Sebelius (federal contracts) was granted review on June 25, 2012 and Sebelius v. Southern Ute Indian Tribe (federal contracts) was denied on June 25, 2012.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Turner v. McGee (cockfighting, jurisdiction)
Jech v. Dept. of Interior (tribal elections)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
U.S. ex rel. Howard v. Shoshone Paiute Tribes (Qui Tam Action)
Harris v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation (slip and fall, jurisdiction)
Alto v. Salazar (disenrollment)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
People ex rel. P.S.E. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
Roy S. v. Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re J.M. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re Adoption of Baby Boy J. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
 In the "Environment & Energy" section we feature an article relating to the first major solar plant on tribal land.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature a couple of articles on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) on its 20th anniversary.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin –
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Four new bills have been added:
1) S. 3240, Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012; 2) S. 3299: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribes to receive charitable contributions of apparently wholesome food; 3) H.R. 1505: National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act; and 4) S. 3305: A bill to clarify authority granted under the Act entitled "An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 6/20

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Goodeagle v. U.S. (fiduciary duty)
Yowell v. Abbey (historic grazing lands)
AGAMENV LLC v. Laverdure (gaming equipment participation agreement)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Hill v. Seneca Nation of Indians (worker compensation)
Josh L. v. Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice)
In re Dependency of J.A.F. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re Gabriel G. (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice)
In re Enrique P. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we feature an article relating to a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding taking land into trust for a tribe.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article on the alliance between payday lenders and tribes.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
H.R.1162 Became Public Law No: 112-97
Title: To provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection, and for other purposes.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Interior regarding implementation of Indian Reservation Roads Program and streamlining the federal delivery of tribal transportation services.

Monday, June 18, 2012

NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 6/18

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Two cases were decided on June 18, 2012. Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak (land into trust) and Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior v. Ramah Navajo Chapter (federal contracts).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Index of Tribal Court Cases Now Online

The Indian Law Reporter (ILR) is a unique monthly information service that reports cases—primarily in full-text format—from federal, state and tribal courts, as well as administrative agencies.  The National Indian Law Library maintains a cumulative subject index of the tribal court cases that have been reported in the ILR since 1974.  The index now is available online at http://narf.org/nill/ilr/.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 6/13

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
John v. Klewin Building Co. (worker's compensation)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section we feature an article relating to storage of nuclear waste near an Indian reservation.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article on accountability of tribal governments.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
One new bill was added since the last update. S. 3193: Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012 in the "Lands & Natural Resources" section. 

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Justice requesting comments on a request for United States assumption of concurrent federal criminal jurisdiction for the Elk Valley Rancheria.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 6/05

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in United States v. Samish Indian Nation (jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Otoe-Missouria Tribe v. U.S. (choice of federal court)
Rancheria v. Bonham (fishing rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
 In the "Environment & Energy" section we feature an article relating to Court of Appeals ruling regarding recreational mining and protection of salmon in the Klamath River.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article critiquing Montana v. United States regarding tribal civil jurisdiction of non-member Indians.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
One new bill was added since the last update. Find S. 3193: Barona Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Clarification Act of 2012 in the "Lands & Natural Resources" section.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Education regarding applications for new awards for the State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) Pilot Grant Competition.