Friday, September 27, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/27

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htmCases featured:
United States v. Zepeda (who is Indian)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Pueblo Santa Ana v. Nash (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, jurisdiction)
Yowell v. Abbey (historic grazing lands)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
Sheffer v. Buffalo Run Casino (casino, dram-shop liability)
Claudio P. v. State, Dep't of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, best interests of the child)
Chloe O. v. State, Dep't of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, active efforts)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature an article regarding a Native American woman nominated to the federal bench.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding tribal consultation sessions to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article on consumer lending in Indian country.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
The following new bills & resolutions were added:
H.R. 3043 - Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2013.
H.R. 3102 - Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013
H.R. 3080 - Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013
S.Res. 239 - An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.