April 11, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/11

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
Oklevueha Native American Church of Hawaii, Inc. v. Holder (Native American Church, marijuana)
County of Charles Mix v. United States Department of the Interior (land into trust)
Bernard v. United States Department of the Interior (trust responsibility)
United States v. Wilbur (Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act)
Alltel Communications, LLC v. DeJordy (tribal sovereign immunity)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Admiral Insurance Company v. Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Court (tribal court exhaustion)
Fletcher v. United States (trust responsibility)
Aguayo v. Salazar (tribal membership)

* News Bulletin
In the "Fiduciary Duty" section we feature articles and press release relating to settlement of tribal trust fund cases.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article from the new American Indian Law Journal relating to whether Indian tribes can sell or encumber their fee lands without federal approval.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Two new bills were added: S.2256, Community-Based Mental Health Infrastructure Improvements Act and S.2257, Excellence in Mental Health Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announces meetings for the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.