May 31, 2013

NILL added new content to 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 5/31

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxon Mobil Corporation (Climate Change) on 5/20/13.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Cases featured:
Gila River Indian Community v. U.S. (Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act)
Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa v. U.S. (federal recognition)

* U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
Seneca Nation of Indians v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (self-determination contract)
Uniband, Inc. v. C.I.R. (corporate income tax)
Tulalip Tribes of Washington v. Washington (tribal-state compact)
California ex rel. Harris v. Rose (tobacco excise tax)
In re Neil's Mazel, Inc. (unrecognized tribe, bankruptcy)

* State Courts Bulletin featured:
State v. Youde (tribal sovereign immunity, subpoena)

* News Bulletin - find it at: the "Recognition & Enrollment" section we include an article on a U.S. Court of Appeals decision relating to a tribal enrollment dispute.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin   We feature several on climate change and indigenous peoples published in an issue of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.

* Regulatory Bulletin feature proposed rules from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding appeals of land acquisition decisions.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin new bills were added:
H.R. 1894 - To establish an Office of Tribal Relations in the Department of Agriculture.
S. 920 - Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013
H.R.1836 - Protect our Native Women Act of 2013
S.910 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribes to receive charitable contributions of apparently wholesome food.
H.R.1947 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013