October 19, 2012

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/19

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 * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States (taxation of gaming proceeds)
Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Harnsberger (state taxation, vehicles, excise taxes)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Farmer Oil and Gas Properties, LLC v. Southern Ute Indian Tribe (sovereign immunity, oil and gas)
United States v. Washington (fishing rights)
Wilbur v. Makah Tribal Court (exhaustion of tribal remedies)
Center for Biological Diversity v. Pizarchik (coal mine permit, sovereign immunity)

* State Courts Bulletin
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Davis (Indian Child Welfare Act, temporary custody)

* News Bulletin
In the "Environment & Energy" section we include an article about tribes in the Pacific Northwest working to block coal terminals as well as a tribe's geoengineering experiment to combat climate change and boost salmon health.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature several articles examining the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
One of the items included is a notice from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding a feedback requested on a draft "Tribal Protocol Manual" to be used to guide the agency in the tribal consultation process.