Thursday, October 25, 2012

NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/25

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Peabody Western Coal Company (mining leases, Indian preference in employment)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
We feature some news stories relating to voter ID laws.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
Among the articles included, we feature a few on tribal criminal jurisdiction.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
One of the items included is a notice from the Department of Justice regarding the reestablishment of the Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women.

Friday, October 19, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/19

Library Tip: Having trouble finding a Department of Interior Solicitor memo or opinion?  NILL has copies of many hard-to-find opinions and memos. Check the NILL catalog or contact the library for help.

 * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States (taxation of gaming proceeds)
Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Harnsberger (state taxation, vehicles, excise taxes)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Farmer Oil and Gas Properties, LLC v. Southern Ute Indian Tribe (sovereign immunity, oil and gas)
United States v. Washington (fishing rights)
Wilbur v. Makah Tribal Court (exhaustion of tribal remedies)
Center for Biological Diversity v. Pizarchik (coal mine permit, sovereign immunity)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Davis (Indian Child Welfare Act, temporary custody)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section we include an article about tribes in the Pacific Northwest working to block coal terminals as well as a tribe's geoengineering experiment to combat climate change and boost salmon health.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature several articles examining the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
One of the items included is a notice from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding a feedback requested on a draft "Tribal Protocol Manual" to be used to guide the agency in the tribal consultation process.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dept. of Justice Announces Eagle Feather Policy

On Friday, the Dept. of Justice announced  a new policy on tribal members use of eagle feathers.  The policy comes after a year of consultations with tribal leaders.  Department officials claim that it clarifies procedure for law enforcement officials while reassuring tribal members that they do not have to fear prosecution for possessing or using eagle feathers for religious and cultural purposes.  Learn more at the related Indian Country Today article or view the policy and fact sheet at the Department of Justice website.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/11

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was granted in United States v. Samish Indian Nation (federal funding) on 10/9/12.

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
George v. United States (tribal enrollment)
United States v. 43.47 acres of land (eminent domain, land claims)
Segura v. Colombe (leases)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Sue/perior Concrete & Paving, Inc. v. Seneca Gaming Corporation (sovereign immunity)
In the matter of the Estate of Hamilton (estate, wills)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Education" section we include an article about the overlooked tragedy of the nation's Indian boarding schools.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
One of the articles added this week takes a look at balancing the right to self-determination with the right to a remedy.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include a final rule of the Indian Gaming Commission regarding minimum internal control standards for class II gaming.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2011 became Public Law 112-179.

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

Friday, October 5, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/05

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (Indian Child Welfare Act) and Furry v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (sovereign immunity) and denied in Miranda v. Anchondo (Indian Civil Rights Act).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
U.S. v. Jackson (jurisdiction, diminishment of reservation)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Johnson v. Tracy (Tribal Law and Order Act)
Swanda Brothers, Inc. v. Chasco Constructors, Ltd., L.L.P. (construction contracts)
Oglala Sioux Tribe v. TGS Anadarko, LLC v. Schwarting (alcoholism, liquor sales)
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma v. TGS Anadarko, LLC (assault)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section we include an article about the challenge of Indian communities to deal with the epidemic of violent crime.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
One of the articles added this week analyzes the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include a notice of the Bureau of Indian Affairs relating to a preliminary plan for distribution of judgment funds to the Loyal Mdewakantons.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
The following 2 items were added: S. 3562, Older Americans Act Amendments of 2012 and S. 3573, Empower States Act of 2012.