March 22, 2013

NILL added new content to 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/22

Supreme Court
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
On 3/11/13, petition for certiorari was filed in Valezuela v. Silversmith, Inc. (exhaustion of tribal court remedies) and on 3/18/13 certiorari was denied in The New 49'ers v. Karuk Tribe of California (Endangered Species Act).

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
United States v. Alvirez (assault on Indian reservation)

 * U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Allen v. Smith (disenrollment)
Kinlichee v. United States (common law adoption)

* State Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Williams v. Ketchikan Gateway Borough (real property, taxation)

* News Bulletin
We feature an article in the "Tribal Jurisdiction" section regarding the Violence Against Women Act and jurisdictional limits for Alaska tribes.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature 5 articles this week including 2 relating to Indian gaming and bankruptcy.

* Regulatory Bulletin
The National Coordination Committee on the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)—Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Initiative ("National Coordination Committee" or "Committee") will meet to carry out its mission to provide valuable advice to assist the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to promote culturally relevant, victim-centered responses to sexual violence within AI/AN communities.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Two new bills were added:
S.477 - Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act
H.R.1278 - To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 regarding the disparagement of Native American persons or peoples through marks that use the term "redskin", and for other purposes.