Friday, December 21, 2012

NILL added new content to the following 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 12/21

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Vann v. U.S. Department of the Interior (Cherokee Freedmen, tribal enrollment)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Hardwick v. United States (enrollment, tribal government)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
In re Zylena R. (best interests of an Indian child)
In re S.H.E., D.H.E., J.W.C., D.W.C., J.R., and M.W.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
City of Santa Maria v. Adam (water rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section, we feature an article that highlights problems relating to tribal water rights and water flows on the Mississippi River. 

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of tribal consultations from the Office of the Secretary of Interior regarding the initial implementation plan for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations to be carried out as a result of the Cobell class action trust fund settlement.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
We feature a short article on tribes' right to protect the environment.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
One new bill was added: S. 3685, A bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, and for other purposes.

Friday, December 14, 2012

NILL added new content to the following 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 12/14

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
State of Wisconsin v. Mariner (criminal jurisdiction)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section, we feature an article that highlights problems relating to tribal criminal jurisdiction and the instances of rape on Indian reservations.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include a notice of the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers regarding an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to identify and analyze the potential impacts associated with the proposed Donlin Gold Project, which would be an open pit, hardrock gold mine located 10 miles north of the village of Crooked Creek, Alaska.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
This week we feature three new articles including one on how the Tribal Law and Order Act is inadequate in protecting American Indian and Alaska Native rape victims.

Friday, December 7, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 12/07

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
New York v. Shinnecock Indian Nation (en banc review, federal question, real property)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
US ex rel Auginaush v Medure (judicial comity)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
State of Wisconsin v. Ho-Chunk Nation (arbitration, gaming)
Coffey v. United States (prisoner rights, transfer to a facility)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Health & Welfare" section we feature a couple of articles relating to a report and court action against the state of South Dakota for violating child welfare law.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We include new rules and regulations of the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding residential, business, and wind and solar resource leases on Indian land.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm
This week we feature an article on retroceding state authority over Indian country granted by Public Law 280.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Four new bills were added:
1) S. 3654, A bill to create equal footing for tribal economic development.
2) S. Res. 605, A resolution designating the week beginning November 26, 2012, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week."
3) H.R. 6617, Indian Trust Asset Reform Act.
4) H.R. 6625, Violence Against Indian Women Act of 2012.