A blog covering current events in federal and tribal American Indian Law.
April 7, 2014
NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07
Petition for certiorari was denied in State of Alaska v. Jewell (navigable waters, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act regulations) as well as Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York (Rule 46 Dismissal).
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada v. U.S. Dep't of Interior (Bureau of Land Management mining project)
El Paso Natural Gas Co. v. United States (hazardous wastes)
* State Courts Bulletin
Catawba Indian Nation v. State (gaming, South Carolina Gambling Cruise Act)
In re J.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice, active efforts)
Molly O. v. State, Dep't of Health and Social Services, Office of Children's Services (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice, intervention)
In re R.L.-P., A.L.-P., R.L.-P., and L.L.-P (Indian Child Welfare Act, termination of parental rights)
Loya v. Gutierrez (tribal police officer)
State v. Armitage (religious freedom, Hawaiian reserve)
* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians v. Phebus (Indian Civil Rights Act, disenrollment)
Stymiest v. Rosebud Sioux Tribe (jurisdiction, Indian Civil Rights Act)
Tavares v. Whitehouse (jurisdiction, Indian Civil Rights Act)
Eaglesun Systems Products, Inc. v. Association of Village Council Presidents (sovereign immunity)
Skokomish Indian Tribe v. United States (hydroelectric project, tribal damages)
* News Bulletin
In the "Land & Water" section we feature an article relating to an important subsistence decision for Alaska Native Americans.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article regarding corporate responsibility and climate justice and a proposal for a polluter-financed relocation fund for federally recognized tribes.
* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of a hearing of the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/ Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence (AIAN Advisory Committee) on April 16 & 17.