December 22, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Norton, et al. v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. (Jurisdiction) on 12/12/17.

State Courts Bulletin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources v. Timber and Wood Products (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Taxation)
In re E.R. v. J.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)
In the Interest of J.J.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Intervention)

News Bulletin
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature some articles about a provision in the U.S. tax bill that opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. In the Health & Welfare and Tribal Government sections, see articles about tribal law suits relating to the opioid crisis.

click to see Bill S.2233 status at
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added the following bill:
S.2233: A bill to protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature these articles:
  • Are you my father? Adopting a federal standard for acknowledging or establishing paternity in state court ICWA proceedings.
  • An avoidable conundrum: How American Indian legislation unnecessarily forces tribal governments to choose between cultural preservation and women's vindication.