Friday, October 25, 2013

NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/25

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin v. Village of Hobart, Wisconsin (Clean Water Act, storm water)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Trazell v. Wilmers (vehicular repossession)
 Fire management planning on Salish and Kootenai tribal lands in Montana.
Fire management planning on Salish and Kootenai
tribal lands in Montana. (Photo: U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service) 


* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Environment & Energy" section, we feature an article describing how tribes are planning for climate adaptation.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article relating to the Eleventh Amendment and tribal sovereign immunity.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Two new bills were added:
S.161 - Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2013
S. 1074 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/18

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.html
Petition for certiorari was denied in Onondaga Nation v. New York (ancestral land claims) on 10/15/13.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
In re Greektown Holdings (bankruptcy)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Duluth v. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
People v. Herne (jurisdiction)
State v. Wolfe (jurisdiction)
State ex rel. Edmondson v. Grand River Enterprises Six Nations, LTD. (escrow payments, tobacco)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "culture & tradition" section, we feature a couple of articles on the Redskins football team name change issue.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/currentlr.htm  
We feature an article on improving the federal government's response to domestic violence in Indian Country.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/currentleg.html
Three new bills/resolutions were added:
H.R.3229 & S.1570 - Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2013
H.J.Res.80 - Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/currentcta.htm
Cases featured:
Dolgencorp, Inc. v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (jurisdiction, tort claims)
Wolfchild v. United States (United States fiduciary duty)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/currentdct.htm
Cases featured:
Hopi Tribe v. United States (United States fiduciary duty)
Akiachak Native Community v. Jewell (land into trust)
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians v. NY State Dep't of Financial Services (tribal Internet lending)
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community v. Sebelius (Indian Health Service, contract support costs)
Saybrook Tax Exempt Investors, LLC v. Lake of Torches Economic Development Corporation (bonds, jurisdiction)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/currentstate.htm
Cases featured:
State v. John (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act)
Leisnoi, Inc. v. Merdes & Merdes, P.C. (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, arbitration)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature an article regarding impacts of the federal shutdown on tribes.

Native Land Law – Ongoing CLE Series
On October 15,  2013 (2pm - 4pm Eastern), West LegalEdcenter, in partnership with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF), will be offering Native Land Law Series -- Principles 4 & 14: Taxation by Tribal/Federal/State Government.
This will be the final program in the Native Land Law Series, which was held periodically throughout 2013.  The series provides an overview of the 17 legal principles in Native Land Law and offers analysis of federal laws and policies that impact the field of Indian law today.  Topics include:

*  Fundamentals of Policy and History
*  Discovery Doctrine, Plenary Power & Termination
*  Treaties
*  Trusteeship & Trust Title
*  Self-Determination
*  Taxation (Tribal, Federal and State)
In addition to the live webcast, registrants will receive access to the on-demand video for 180 days.  (The on-demand version may or may not be accredited in your state.)  To learn more and register, please click here.  Through its partnership with West, NILL/NARF is able to offer a special discount to this program – the promotion code ILTF2013 will be good for a 25% discount to any ILTF program this year.

Monday, October 7, 2013

NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/7



* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/currentsct.htmlPetitions for certiorari were denied in Matheson v. Washington (cigarette taxes), Tonasket v. Sargent (sovereign immunity), Nebraska. v. Elise M. (Indian Child Welfare Act), Native Village of Eyak v. Blank (aboriginal title), and James L v. Devin H. (Indian Child Welfare) on 10/7/13.