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.

September 28, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/28

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was filed in Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (Employment) on 9/25/17.
Petition was filed in  Tavares v. Whitehouse (Indian Civil Rights Act) on 9/21/17.

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature an article about the status of Indian housing and, in the Sovereign Immunity section, we feature some articles about a drug company transferring patents to a tribe.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Suquamish Indian Tribe (Fishing Rights - Usual and Accustomed Fishing Grounds)
Wyoming v. Zinke (Trust Lands - Hydraulic Fracturing)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature a Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management declaration of an emergency for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
S.1870: A bill to amend the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to secure urgent resources vital to Indian victims of crime, and for other purposes.
H.R.3847: To revise the Yurok reservation, and for other purposes.
S.1855: A bill to permit the Miami Nation of Indiana to apply for acknowledgment as a federally recognized Indian tribe, and for other purposes.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
We feature this article:
Towards ethical stewardship: Balancing natural and historic cultural resources in national parks.

September 22, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/21

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html
Petition was filed in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 9/11/17.

Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 9/22/17.

News Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html
In the Tribal Government section, we feature an article regarding a possible tribal carbon tax initiative.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.html
United States v. Osage Wind, LLC (Mining Leases; Wind Turbines)
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe v. McFarland (Bankruptcy - Fraudulent Transfers)
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation v. Porrino (State Recognition of Tribes)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Gerlach (Indian Gaming; State Taxation)

State Courts Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2017.html
Scott Ranch LLC (Tribal Water Rights Adjudication)
Sharp Image Gaming INC. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Indian Gaming - Collateral Agreements)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington seal
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/regulatory/2017.html
We feature a notice of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, proclaiming certain lands as reservation for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington. 

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/legislation/115_uslegislation.html
The following bills were added:
H.R.3354: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.
H.R.3744: Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2017.html
We feature these articles:
Sacrifice zones in the green energy economy: The "new" climate refugees.
Rights without remedies.