July 8, 2014

NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/03

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*U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in Native Wholesale Company v. Idaho (state taxation, cigarettes) on 6/23/14.

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Cases featured: Akiachak Native Community v. Jewell (land into trust, Alaska)

* News Bulletin
In the "Land & Water" section, we feature a couple of articles covering land into trust issues in Alaska.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Three bills became law and one bill was added:
Passed: 1) Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013 2) Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013 3) Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment Act.
Added: S. 2387: A bill to amend the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with eligible Indian tribes to manage land buy-back programs, to require that certain amounts...

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, regarding an extension on the comment period on the proposed rule for land acquisitions in Alaska.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article discussing whether tribal court-issued domestic relations orders will be honored by pension plan administrators under ERISA.