October 5, 2012

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/05

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (Indian Child Welfare Act) and Furry v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (sovereign immunity) and denied in Miranda v. Anchondo (Indian Civil Rights Act).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
U.S. v. Jackson (jurisdiction, diminishment of reservation)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Johnson v. Tracy (Tribal Law and Order Act)
Swanda Brothers, Inc. v. Chasco Constructors, Ltd., L.L.P. (construction contracts)
Oglala Sioux Tribe v. TGS Anadarko, LLC v. Schwarting (alcoholism, liquor sales)
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma v. TGS Anadarko, LLC (assault)

* News Bulletin
In the "Intergovernmental" section we include an article about the challenge of Indian communities to deal with the epidemic of violent crime.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
One of the articles added this week analyzes the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We include a notice of the Bureau of Indian Affairs relating to a preliminary plan for distribution of judgment funds to the Loyal Mdewakantons.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following 2 items were added: S. 3562, Older Americans Act Amendments of 2012 and S. 3573, Empower States Act of 2012.