December 1, 2011

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 12/01

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in San Carlos Apache Tribe v. United States (water rights) and denied in Lomas v. Hedgpeth (ineffective assistance of counsel) and Evans v. Wapato Heritage (trust funds).

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Thorpe v. Borough of Jim Thorpe (Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA))
City of Duluth v. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA))

* State Courts Bulletin
State ex rel. M.J. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
State v. Smith (jurisdiction, police "hot pursuit")

* News Bulletin
In the "Health & Welfare" and "Environment & Energy" sections we feature articles related to an attempt by the Obama administration to facilitate and expedite renewable energy projects and housing development in Indian country.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Six new bills were added.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin feature an article relating to a recent Navajo water rights settlement.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature proposed rules by the Obama administration to improve the approval process for renewable energy and housing projects in Indian country.