August 23, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/23

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Craven v. Cobell (trust funds).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
Cook Inlet Region, Inc. v. Rude (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, jurisdiction)
Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Jurisdiction, sovereign immunity)
U.S. v. Morrison (Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Absentee Shawnee Housing v. US Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S. Dept. Housing and Urban Development funding allocation formula)

* News Bulletin
In the "Sacred Sites" section, we feature a couple of articles relating to the sale of sacred land in the South Dakota Black Hills.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature new rules of the Department of Agriculture on the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article that looks at energy development in Indian country and the Indian Tribal Energy and Self-Determination Act.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
One bill became law: H.R. 1560 is PL 112-157, To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe.
One bill was added: H.R. 6274, To amend the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to clarify the definition of Indian and Indian organization for the purposes of that Act.

David Selden
National Indian Law Library/NARF
303-447-8760 x106