Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/31


The next bulletin updates should be by August 13, 2012.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Somerlott v. Cheeroke Nation Distributors (age discrimination)
Rincon Mushroom Corporation of America v. Mazzetti (exhaustion of tribal remedies)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Oklahoma v. Hobia (restricted Indian allotment, casino construction)
In re Whitaker (bankruptcy)
Klamath Tribe Claims Committee v. U.S. (federal fiduciary duty)
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. U.S. (tax records, sovereign immunity)
United Keetoowah Band of Cheeroke Indians in Oklahoma v. U.S. (federal fiduciary duty)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (Indian Child Wefare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re KMO (Indian Child Wefare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re Christian P. (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice)
In re Avery G. (Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma v. Graves (ratified check)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section we feature articles relating to the impact of climate change on salmon populations and Native American lands.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature 15 new items including a notice of the Department of Interior regarding a public webinar on Indian trust administration and reform.
         
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article that recommends enactment of a legislative solution to the protection of Native American sacred sites.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
One bill became Law: S. 292, Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act.
Four new bills have been added:
1) S. 3373, A bill to require the Attorney General to issue a report on the Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission. 2) H.R. 5992, Samish Indian Nation Homelands Act of 2012. 3) H.R. 6141, To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon. 4) S. 3385, Authorized Rural Water Projects Completion Act

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Dish Network Service LLC v. Laducer (consumer fraud)
Winnemucca Indian Colony v. U.S. Dept. of Interior (federal recognition)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Minnesota v. Fellegy (fishing rights)
Kroner v. Oneida Seven Generations Corp (jurisdiction, transfer to tribal court)
In re I.F.A. (Indian Child Welfare, termination of parental rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Economic Development" section we feature an article relating to the newly formed Native American Financial Services Association's (NAFSA) set of Best Practices that will protect both consumers as well as the tribal lenders' sovereignty.
         
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article about alignments and bilateralism between tribal nations and the United States.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/10

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Karuk Tribe of California v. U.S. Forest Service (Endangered Species Act, salmon, tribal consultation)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Culture & Tradition" section we feature an article relating to new department of correction policies in Washington State regarding religious freedom and Native American prisoners. 

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature an article relating to environmental regulatory management on Indian reservations.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature notices of the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, regarding taking land into trust for several New Mexico Pueblos.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/03

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petitions for certiorari were filed in Miranda v. Anchondo (Indian Civil Rights Act) and Arizona v. Gonzalez on June 20 and June 13, respectively. Petition was denied in Corboy v. Louie (Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, Equal Protection Clause) on June 29.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Furry v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (dram shop liability, tribal sovereign immunity)
N.Y. v. Shinnecock Indian Nation (Indian lands, gaming)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County v. Stevens (Indian lands, gaming)
DeCoteau v. District Court, 85th Judicial Dist., Brazos County, Tex. (exhaustion of tribal court remedies)
Garcia v. United Auburn Indian Community (Migratory Bird Treaty Act)
U.S. v. Gatewood (Dual Sovereign Doctrine, double jeopardy)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
AES Corporation v. Steadfast Insurance (climate change, insurance coverage)
HCI Distribution v. N.Y. State Police (tobacco seizure)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Health & Welfare" section we feature an article relating to a child welfare agreement between the State of Maine and tribes.

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

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Commerce seeking comment on the "Consultation and Coordination Policy of the U.S. Department of Commerce.''