January 17, 2013

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/17

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
On 1/7/13, petition for certiorari was denied in Contour Spa at the Hard Rock v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (tribal sovereign immunity) and on 1/14/13 in Marceau v. Blackfeet Housing Authority (real estate, statute of limitations) and Oravec v. Cole (equal protection).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
United States v. Duane Dale Big Eagle (bribery of tribal official)

* State Courts Bulletin
Thea G. v. Alaska, Department of Health, Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida, Department of Revenue (fuel taxes)
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham (official tribal government)

* News Bulletin
In the "Intergovernmental" section, we feature an article that relates to tribal justice system reforms.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
This week we feature nearly a dozen articles, of which one deals with copyright protection of Alaska Natives' cultural property.