March 14, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/14

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in Gustafson v. Estate of Poitra (jurisdiction, tribal courts) and filed in McCrary v. Ivanof Bay Village (Alaska Native villages, federally recognized tribes).

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission v. Peabody Western Coal Company (employment preference)
Chalepah v. Salazar (official tribal government, elections)

* News Bulletin
In the "Intergovernmental" section we feature an article relating to tribes considering asking the state of Washington to cede to the U.S. its jurisdiction over law enforcement or civil and criminal proceedings.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article reviewing the past five years of the American Indian Probate Reform Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a Department of Interior notice about tribal consultation meetings scheduled to help streamline the organizations of the BIA and BIE.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added two new bills: H.R.4059: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a position for a representative of Indian Tribes on the Joint Board overseeing the implementation of universal service, and for other purposes. and H.R. 4067: Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012.