October 19, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/19

Tara Sweeney,
nominee Asst. Secretary for Indian Affairs
photo from Arctic Slope
Regional Corporation at www.asrc.com

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature a couple of articles about new leadership positions filled at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. Brown (Tribal-State Gaming Compacts)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Dakota Access Pipeline - Easements
Moody v. United States (American Indian Agricultural Resources Management Act - Leases)
Allergan INC. v. TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, INC. (Patents; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature proposed amendments of the Indian Gaming Commission relating to the Freedom of Information Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
S.1965: Allowing Alaska IVORY Act.
H.R.4026: Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2017.
H.R.4032:  Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-of-Way, Easements and Boundary Clarification Act.
H.R.4070: Central Coast Heritage Protection Act. (See SEC. 12: Use by members of Tribes.)
H.R.4019: To provide grants to States and Indian tribes to reform their criminal justice system to encourage the replacement of the use of payment of secured money bail as a condition of pretrial release in criminal cases, and for other purposes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
We feature this article:
Catching up with the twenty-first century: How Article IX, chapter one of the law and order codes of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes should be updated to better protect domestic violence victims.

October 11, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/11

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was filed in Kansas v. National Indian Gaming Commission (Indian Lands - Gaming)
Petition was filed in Herrera v. Wyoming (Treaty Hunting Rights)
Petition was denied in French v. Starr (Tribal Jurisdiction - Non-member)
Petition for certiorari was denied in Williams v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians (Employment Law; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Petition for certiorari was denied in Hackford v. Utah (Criminal Jurisdiction)

Standing Rock Sioux tribal seal

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Energy & Environment section, see a couple of stories about the current status of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Tribal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2017.html
Contereras v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Frank v. Jackson (Employment Law - Wrongful Termination)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
County of Amador v. United States Department of the Interior (Land into Trust)
Sturgeon v. Frost (Alaska National Preserve - Regulation of Hovercraft)
United States v. Long (Criminal Law - Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearm)
United States of America v. State of New Mexico (Indian Water Rights)
Forest County Potawatomi Community v. Zinke (Gaming; Freedom of Information Act)
Baley v. United States (Indian Water Rights - Klamath Project)
FMC Corporation v. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Tribal Jurisdiction - Permit Fees)
Begay v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act - Relocation Benefits)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
Wilkes and Russell v. PCI Gaming Authority (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Rape v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Harrison v. PCI Gaming Authority (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking input on the department's strategic plan 2018-2022.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
H.R.3873: Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017.
S.1953: A bill to amend the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2020 and the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to provide for advancements in public safety services to Indian communities, and for other purposes.
S.1895: A bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
S.1942: A bill to direct the Attorney General to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols appropriate to address missing and murdered Indians, and for other purposes.
H.R.3917: To amend the Public Health Service Act to extend funding for the special diabetes program for Indians.
H.R.2402: San Juan County Settlement Implementation Act.
H.R.3894: Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act.
S.1948: A bill to abrogate the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes as a defense in inter partes review of patents.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
We feature these articles:
Columbia River tribal housing: Federal progress addressing long unmet obligations.
Indigenizing equality.