January 23, 2014

NILL added new content to all 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petitions for certiorari were filed in Native Wholesale Company v. Idaho (civil procedure) on 1/13/14 and Village of Hobart v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (land into trust) on 1/15/14.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California (Indian lands, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
Oklahoma Dep't of Environmental Quality v. EPA (air quality standards)
Alto v. Black (tribal disenrollment)

* State Courts Bulletin
Cases featured:
People v. Miami Nation Enterprises ("arm of the tribe," "payday loans")
MM & A Productions, LLC v. Yavapai-Apache Nation (sovereign immunity)
State v. B.B. (custody, chld support)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Wilson v. Bull (wrongful termination)
Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Goldmark (treaty hunting and gathering rights)
The California Valley Miwok Tribe v. Jewell (tribal membership)

* News Bulletin
In the "Recognition & Enrollment" section we feature a story about the Pamunkey Indian tribe's progress in achieving federal recognition.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2014alr.html   We feature a couple of articles relating to the international human rights of indigenous peoples.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature notices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs relating to the federal recognition of two tribes.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
One bill was added: H.R.1948 - To promote the academic achievement of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children with the establishment of a Native American language grant program.