September 15, 2011

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/15

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petitions for certiorari filed in Newell v. United States (jurisdiction) on August 29 , Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak (standing to sue) on August 25, 2011 and Evans v. Wapato Heritage (Individual Indian Money Account) U.S. payments to government contractors) on August 15, 2011 and in Seneca Telephone Company v. Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (tribal sovereign immunity) on August 10, 2011.

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians v. Pilchuck Group II. L.L.C. (sovereign immunity)
Alturas Indian Rancheria v. California Gambling Control Commission (gaming funds)
Winnemucca Indian Colony v. United States (official tribal government)
Fife v. Moore (tribal court jurisdiction)

* State Courts Bulletin
Gustafson v. Estate of Poitra (jurisdiction)
In re Nathkesha (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)

* Regulatory Bulletin
This week we feature a notice from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the final Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Tribal Consultation Policy.

* News Bulletin
This week, in the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section, we feature an article about Idaho tribes looking to federalize their police to bridge jurisdiction gaps.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Two new bills were found since the last update. S.1514: A bill to authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Elouise Pepion Cobell and S. 1549: The American Jobs Act.