Thursday, July 25, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/25

 * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Town of Ledyard (property tax, lessors of slot machines)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (Indian Child Welfare Act, best interests of the child)
In the Matter of D.A. and M.A. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
Adoption of Baby Boy L. (Indian Chld Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature opinion articles on the negative impacts of sequestration on basic services in Indian country.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
This week we feature an article relating to land into trust.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a proposed rule for delegation of authority to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe to implement and enforce national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants and new source performance standards.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Three new bills were added:
1) H.R.2650 - Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013
2) H.R.2662 - Family Engagement in Education Act of 2013
3) H.R.2718 - American Indian Empowerment Act of 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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

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* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
John v. U.S. (subsistence hunting and fishing)
M.J. ex rel. Beebe v. U.S. (sovereign immunity)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Mastro v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (tribal sovereign immunity, sexual harassment)
U.S. v. Loera (criminal jurisdiction, definition of Indian)
Jicarilla Apache Nation v. United States (tribal trust funds, breach of fiduciary duties)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
State of Minnesota v. Saros (traffic violation, jurisdiction)
In re S.E. (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice)
In re H.M.W. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Government" section, we feature an article on a movement underway by tribes to re-examine their constitutions.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article on constitutional preemption and the relationship between Public Law 280 and federalism.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/currentfr.htm
We feature a notice of the Department of Education, American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program requesting tribal consultation and comments regarding the definition of "reservation" in section 121(c) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Four new bills were added:
1) S.954 - Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
2) H.R.2319 - Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013
3) H.R.2388 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other purposes.
4) S.156 - Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act
5) H.R.2442 - Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act