* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in LaBuff v. United States (Major Crimes Act) and denied in Oneida Indian Nation v. County of Oneida (disposession of tribal lands), United States v. State of New York (Non-Intercourse Act), & Seneca Telephone Company v. Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (doctrine of tribal immunity).
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
United States v. LaBuff (Major Crimes Act, tribal jurisdiction)
* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Western Sky Financial, LLC v. Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation (tribal financial corporation)
Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation v. Western Sky Financial, LLC (tribal financial corporation)
* State Courts Bulletin
Yavapai-Apache Nation V. Fabritz-Whitney (tribal water rights)
* News Bulletin - find it at:
This week, in the "Land and Water" section, we feature articles on the Oneida land claim case that was pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article relating to the "existing indian family" exception to the Indian Child Welfare Act.
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
This week we added three new bills including: S.676: A bill to amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes.