Friday, February 28, 2014

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 2/28

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlIn re Grand Jury Proceedings (tribal sovereign immunity, subpoena)
Klamath Claims Committee v. United States (motion to amend complaint, tribe as indispensable party)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.htmlCases featured:
In re Jayden D. and Dayten J. (Indian Child Welfare Act, transfer to tribal court)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Economic Development" section, we feature an article about the Cherokee Nation raising the minimum wage. 

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html  
We feature an article that looks at the environmental, social, and cultural impacts of impact aid for oil and gas leasing on Alaska's North Slope.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.htmlWe feature a notice of the National Indian Gaming Commission regarding 2014 preliminary fee rate and fingerprint fees.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.htmlTwo new bills were added:
H.R.4002: To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe, and for other purposes
H.R.3822: Fort Wingate Land Division Act of 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 2/20

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html
Petition for certiorari was filed in Knight v. Thompson (prisoner rights, religion) on 2/06/14.

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
In re R.L.-P., In re A.L.-P. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Cases featured:
Smith v. Parker (diminishment of reservation)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmIn the "Land & Water" section we feature an article about tribes and other groups opposing a giant plan to send groundwater from Eastern Nevada to Las Vegas.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html  
We feature several articles from the American Indian Law Journal including one on the utility of amicus briefs in the Supreme Court's Indian cases.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.html
We feature a notice of the Department of Health & Human Services regarding a tribal consultation meeting on the Head Start early childhood education program.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NILL added new content in 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Cases featured:
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians v. Jewel (taxation)

* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.html
Cases featured:
Rayellen Resources, Inc. v. New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee (sacred sites)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section, we feature a story relating to a special pilot program that enables tribes to assume more jurisdiction over violence against women.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html  
We feature an article relating to the disruptive nature of Indian claims.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.htmlWe feature a notice of the Department of Justice regarding tribes selected to participate in a pilot project for tribal jurisdiction over crimes of domestic violence.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/113_uslegislation.htmlThree new bills were added:
H.R. 3782: Native American Seeds Protection Act of 2013
S. 1998: Native Adult Education and Literacy Act of 2014
H.R. 4018: Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The American Indian Law Journal offers free online access to Indian Law scholarship

Seattle University School of LawSeattle University School of Law is filling a gap in Indian law scholarship by publishing a free online journal. The American Indian Law Journal was first published as a trial issue in 2012 and is now being published in a Spring and Fall issue each year. All articles are available in PDF format and the entire issue can also be downloaded as a PDF.

The journal focuses primarily on federal Indian law, but includes some articles on tribal law as well. The most recent Fall 2013 issue featured articles on the utility of amicus briefs before the Supreme Court, tribal advocacy in environmental issues, and the Indian Reorganization act, among others.

NILL features American Indian Law Journal articles in our Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin. If you would like to be notified of these and other updates in Indian Law, you can register to receive our Indian Law Bulletins here (when you sign up for NARF email alerts, you will have the option to select which types of emails you would like to receive, including the NILL Indian Law Bulletins).


Thursday, February 6, 2014

NILL added new content in 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 2/06

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* State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.htmlCases featured:
In re C.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.html
Tuttle v. Jewell (termination of lease)
New York v. Smith (jurisdiction)

* News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htm
In the "Education" section, we feature a news story about legislation in Colorado that would allow students from any tribe with historic ties to Colorado to qualify for in-state tuition at any of the state’s public colleges and universities.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html  
We feature an article written by David Selden of NARF/NILL on tribal law research.

* Regulatory Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2014fr.htmlWe feature a final notice of an EPA plan for the federal certification of applicators of restricted use pesticides within Indian country.