March 7, 2013

NILL added new content to 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/07

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* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin 
On 2/25/13, petition for certiorari was filed in Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, Inc. (public nuisance doctrine, climate change).

Cases featured:
Muwekma Ohlone Tribe v. Salazar (federal recognition) 

Cases featured:
Quechan Tribe of Fort Yuma Indian Reservation v. U.S. Dep't of Interior (wind turbines, cultural impacts)

* State Courts Bulletin 
Cases featured:
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States (tribal sovereign immunity, IRS summons enforcement proceedings)

* News Bulletin 
We feature an article in the "Intergovernmental" section relating to sequester-related education cuts impacting Indian reservations.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin  
We feature an article relating to human rights violations and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

* Regulatory Bulletin 
One of the items featured is a proposed rule from the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regarding tribal limits on harvesting groundfish.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Three new bills were added:
1) S.385 - A bill to deem the submission of certain claims to an Indian Health Service contracting officer as timely.
2) H.R.841 - To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.
3) S.402 - To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.