June 27, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 6/27

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Arctic Slope Native Association v. Sebelius (federal contracts) was granted review on June 25, 2012 and Sebelius v. Southern Ute Indian Tribe (federal contracts) was denied on June 25, 2012.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
Turner v. McGee (cockfighting, jurisdiction)
Jech v. Dept. of Interior (tribal elections)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
U.S. ex rel. Howard v. Shoshone Paiute Tribes (Qui Tam Action)
Harris v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation (slip and fall, jurisdiction)
Alto v. Salazar (disenrollment)

* State Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
People ex rel. P.S.E. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
Roy S. v. Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re J.M. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
In re Adoption of Baby Boy J. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement)

* News Bulletin
 In the "Environment & Energy" section we feature an article relating to the first major solar plant on tribal land.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature a couple of articles on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) on its 20th anniversary.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin –
Four new bills have been added:
1) S. 3240, Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012; 2) S. 3299: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribes to receive charitable contributions of apparently wholesome food; 3) H.R. 1505: National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act; and 4) S. 3305: A bill to clarify authority granted under the Act entitled "An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes."