October 7, 2011

NILL added new content to 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/7

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petitions for certiorari were denied in Reed v. Gutierrez (sovereign immunity) and Navajo Nation v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (sovereign immunity, Civil Rights Act of 1964).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
New Mexico ex rel. Reynolds v. Gutierrez (water rights)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Larimer v. Konocti Vista Casino Resort, Marina & RV Park (Fair Labor Standards Act)
Hopson v. TDCJ-CID (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
Buxton v. United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
Nez Perce Tribe v. United States (federal breach of trust)
Vann v. Salazar (Freedman, citizenship)

* State Courts Bulletin
Storevisions, Inc. v. Omaha Tribe of Nebraska (tribal sovereign immunity)

* Regulatory Bulletin
This week we feature a proposed rule of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting for facilities located in Indian country and clarification of additional opportunities available to tribal governments under the TRI program.

* News Bulletin
This week, in the "Land and Water" section, we feature an article on a water rights settlement affecting the Taos Pueblo and the Navajo Nation.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article relating to Indian reserved water rights.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Two bills became law including Public Law No: 112-34. The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act which approves a Tribal Court Improvement Program.