U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
On 2/06/13, petition for certiorari was filed in Rude v. Cook Inlet Region, Inc (federal question jurisdiction, Alaska Native Claims and Settlement Act claims).
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
United States v. Tarnow (sexual abuse in Indian Country)
* State Courts Bulletin
Cates v. Chiang (gaming compact, collection of revenue)
* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Brooks v. Roy (prisoner rights, substance abuse program)
Redding Rancheria v. Salazar (taking land into trust, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
* News Bulletin
We feature an article in the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section relating to the pending Violence Against Women Act legislation.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article dealing with State of Washington jurisdiction under P.L. 280 jurisdiction.
* Regulatory Bulletin
of the items featured is a notice form the Environmental Protection
Agency regarding a meeting to discuss and approve draft recommendations
in response to the National Academy of Sciences' report on
"Sustainability and the U.S. EPA."
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Three new bills were added:
S. 222 - A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the
authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation
projects and acid mine remediation programs.
2) H.R. 488 -To amend
the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that
uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain
payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects.
3) H.R. 507 - Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act