February 1, 2013

NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 2/01

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
Santana v. Muscogee (Creek) Nation, ex rel. River Spirit Casino (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, jurisdiction)
United States v. Zepeda (who is Indian, jurisdiction)
State Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Beaulieu v. Minnesota Dep't of Human Services (jurisdiction)
New Mexico v. Vandever (jurisdiction)
Waltrip v. Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino (worker's compensation)

U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Stand up for California! v. U.S. Dep't of the Interior (land into trust, Indian Reorganization Act)
Native American Council of Tribes v. Weber (prisoner tobacco use, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act)
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma v. Salazar (Freedmen, beneficiaries of judgment fund)
Colombe v. Rosebud Sioux Tribe (jurisdiction)
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation v. US Corps of Engineers (sacred sites)
The Navajo Nation v. Urban Outfitters, Inc. (trademarks)
News Bulletin
We feature an article in the "Voting" section on the barriers Native Americans around the country face when trying to vote.
Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article dealing with land and religion in Native American Supreme Court cases as well as an article by NARF attorneys on the attack on tribal jurisdiction and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA).
Regulatory Bulletin
One of the items featured is a notice form the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform regarding a public meeting on 2/11 & 12 on management of probate and real estate services, management of natural resources held in trust, and trust reform.
 U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Three new bills were added:
1) Hawaiian Homeownership Opportunity Act of 2013.
2) A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994
3) Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act