February 15, 2012

NILL added new content to 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 2/15

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Bryant v. United States (jurisdiction).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
South Dakota v. United States Department of Interior (land into trust)
Oneida Indian Nation of New York v. Madison County (property tax)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Slockish v. United States Federal Highway Administration (sacred sites)
Defenders of Wildlife v. Hall (wolves, Endangered Species Act)

* State Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
State v. Jim (jurisdiction over tribal fishing site)

* News Bulletin
In the "Sacred Sites" section we feature an article on a case that allows a ski area to make snow on a sacred mountain with reclaimed water.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature a short article on the Nevada legal service tribal court advocate training project.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a new regulation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development updating regulations for Indian HOME Investment Partnerships.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following two bills were added: H.R.3878: Chemawa Indian School Trust Transfer and Self-Determination Act of 2012. and H.R. 3896: o amend section 8007 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to extend eligibility for emergency and modernization grants to local educational agencies in which at least 10 percent of the property in each such agency is nontaxable due to the presence of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.