March 8, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/8

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in Osage Wind, LLC, et al. v. United States (Mining; Surface Estate; Mineral Estate) on 3/2/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
  • "Animals may take pity on us": Using traditional tribal beliefs to address animal abuse and family violence within tribal nations.
  • Affirming a pragmatic development of tribal jurisprudential principles.
  • Public lands, conservation, and the possibility of justice.
  • Affirming a pragmatic development of tribal jurisprudential principles.
  • Traditional problems: How tribal same-sex marriage bans threaten tribal sovereignty.
  • Close to zero: The reliance on minimum blood quantum requirements to eliminate tribal citizenship in the Allotment Acts and the post-adoptive couple challenges to the constitutionality of ICWA.
  • Sufficiently criminal ties: Expanding VAWA criminal jurisdiction for Indian tribes.
  • When Patents are sovereigns: The competitive harms of leasing tribal immunity.

State Courts Bulletin
In Re M.J. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights; Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Perkins v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Federal Income Tax)
Stand Up for California! v. United States Department of Interior (Land into Trust; Federal Vacancies Reform Act)

News Bulletin
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature an article about a gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
  • H.R.5140: To make improvements to the Account for the State Response to the Opioid Abuse Crisis to improve tribal health. 
  • H.R.5172: To assist Indian tribes in maintaining, expanding, and deploying broadband systems.