December 21, 2012

NILL added new content to the following 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 12/21

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
Vann v. U.S. Department of the Interior (Cherokee Freedmen, tribal enrollment)

* U.S. Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Hardwick v. United States (enrollment, tribal government)

* State Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
In re Zylena R. (best interests of an Indian child)
In re S.H.E., D.H.E., J.W.C., D.W.C., J.R., and M.W.C. (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
City of Santa Maria v. Adam (water rights)

* News Bulletin
In the "Environment & Energy" section, we feature an article that highlights problems relating to tribal water rights and water flows on the Mississippi River. 

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of tribal consultations from the Office of the Secretary of Interior regarding the initial implementation plan for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations to be carried out as a result of the Cobell class action trust fund settlement.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature a short article on tribes' right to protect the environment.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
One new bill was added: S. 3685, A bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, and for other purposes.