February 8, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/8

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Royal v. Murphy (Tribal Jurisdiction; Indian Reservation Boundaries) on 2/6/18.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
State of Texas v. Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Class II Gaming)
United States v. Board of Directors of the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (Tribal Water Rights)
Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. State of Oklahoma (Gaming - Arbitration Award)

News Bulletin
In the Culture & Tradition section, we feature an article about the Transportation Security Administration's commitment to improve respectful handling of Native American sacred objects.
Photos of sacred objects, courtesy of the Native American Church of North America

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
  • The "right" right to environmental protection: What we can discern from the American and Indian constitutional experience.
  • An Arctic peril: The pitfalls and potential of a fragmentary polar law.
  • Tribal sovereignty and gaming: A proposal to amend the National Labor Relations Act.
  • Responsible resource development: A strategic plan to consider social and cultural impacts of tribal extractive industry development.
  • A dollar for your thoughts: Dollar General and the Supreme Court's struggle with tribal civil jurisdiction.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
  • H.R.4965: To establish best practices for State, tribal, and local governments participating in the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.4975: To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to provide for consultation with State, tribal, and local governments, the consideration of State, tribal, and local concerns, and the approval of post-shutdown decommissioning activities reports by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • H.R.4899: Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act of 2018 (See Sec.4 A.i.)
  • H.R.4967: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve nutrition in tribal areas and for other purposes.
  • S.2369: A bill to authorize aboriginal subsistence whaling pursuant to the regulations of the International Whaling Commission, and for other purposes.
  • S.2375: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in National Parks, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs notice of tribal consultation on the Indian trust asset management demonstration project.