Friday, September 28, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/28

Please feel free to contact the library if you need help obtaining any of the documents referenced in our Indian Law Bulletins.

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petitions for certiorari were filed in Furry v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (sovereign immunity, liquor licenses), Contour Spa at the Hard Rock v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (sovereign immunity), and The New 49'ers v. Karuk Tribe of California (tribal consultation, fish and wildlife).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxonmobil Corporation (climate change, federal common-law claim of public nuisance)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
In Re Michael A. (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we include a couple of articles on water rights disputes.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
In the "Environment & Energy" section we include an article describing a new $3 billion agreement with the Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) for biofuels and bioenergy development.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include final rules of the Department of Interior, Indian Gaming Commission regarding internal control standards, technical standards, and gaming facilities.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
The following 2 items were added:
S. 3578, An original bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
S.Res. 561, A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/20

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Maxwell v. County of San Diego (wrongful death, immunity of emergency officers)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Native American Council of Tribes v. Weber (Religious rights, prisoners, tobacco)
New Gaming Systems, Inc. v. National Indian Gaming Commission (National Indian Gaming Commission, equipment lease)
In re Greektown Holdings, LLC. (bankruptcy, tribal sovereign immunity)
Rivera v. Puyallup Tribe of Indians (employment termination)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Schaghticoke Indian Tribe v. Rost (eviction, reservation land)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Land & Water" section we include a couple of articles on water rights disputes.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We include an article dealing with promoting options for an equilibrium between development and indigenous rights.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include a notice of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for nominations for negotiated rulemaking committee membership. 

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
The following 4 bills were added: H.R. 6399, To amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to reauthorize a provision to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages. S. 3546, A bill to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to reauthorize a provision to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages. S. 3525, Sportsmen's Act of 2012  and S. 3548, Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2012.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/12

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Marceau v. Blackfeet Housing Authority (housing, trust responsibility).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Gilmore v. Weatherford (mining, exhaustion of administrative remedies)
Gila River Indian Community v. U.S. (land into trust)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin v. Village of Hobart, Wisconsin (jurisdiction, storm water management)
Nambe Pueblo Housing Entity v. U.S. Dept. Housing and Urban Development (housing grants)
Fort Peck Housing Authority v. U.S. Dept. Housing and Urban Development (housing grants)
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation v. Anderson (jurisdiction, hunting)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section we feature an article on the IRS notice on taxation of per capita payouts.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include a notice of the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding scheduled tribal listening sessions on issues related to sacred sites on federal lands.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
  
We feature an article dealing with the impact of new EPA air rules on emissions in Indian country.

David Selden
National Indian Law Library/NARF
dselden@narf.org
303-447-8760 x106

Thursday, September 6, 2012

TLOA: Two Webinars to be Held Next Week and Hopi Tribe Adopts New Code

Department of Justice sealTribes, organizations, and individuals who work with tribal populations are invited to attend two upcoming webinars that will clarify expectations and progress under the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA). The webinars are scheduled for September 12 and 19. For more information, read the TLOA Webinar Series flyer or visit their website.

Related News:  A leader emerges: Hopi Tribe adopts new criminal code according to Tribal Law and Order Act standards (Indian Country Today on 9/03/12)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/05

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Oravec v. Cole (equal protection, legal services).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Contour Spa at the Hard Rock Inc. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (sovereign immunity, leasing agreement)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Jackson v. Tracy (Indian Civil Rights Act, right to counsel)
Federal Trade Commission v. AMG Services (Federal Trade Commission, jurisdiction)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Automotive United Trades Organization v. Washington (fuel tax compacts)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section we feature an article describing a revised criminal code recently passed by the Hopi Tribal Council regarding the Tribal Law and Order Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include a rule from the Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service regarding special early-season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands.
         
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
One bill was added: H.R. 3521 Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/31

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin 
 http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Arctic Slope Native Ass'n, Ltd. v. Sebelius (contract support costs)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma v. Douthitt (tribal election dispute)
Cayuga Indian Nation of New York v. Seneca County, New York (sovereign immunity, property taxes)
City of New York v. Milhelm Attea & Bros., Inc (cigarette taxes)
Quantum Entertainment, Ltd. v. Department of Interior (land agreements)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Navajo Nation v. Arizona Department of Economic Security (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement)
In re Anthony T. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement)
In re A.W. (Indian Child Welfare Act, active efforts)
In re E.G.L. (Indian Child Welfare Act, appilcation)
In re H.R. (tribal customary adoption, Indian Child Welfare Act)
In re C.Y. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. Bermudez (sovereign immunity, waiver of)
Hinkle v. Abeita (jurisdiction, state highways)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Voting" section we feature an article on the Republican platform relating to American Indians.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) about a public teleconference meeting on Friday, September 21, 2012.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
One bill was added: H.R. 6309, To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the special diabetes programs for Type I diabetes and Indians.