December 12, 2014

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/12

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* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (self-determination contract, statute of limitations) on 12/02/14. Petition for certiorari was denied in Friends of Amador County v. Jewell (sovereign immunity, federal recognition) on 12/1/14.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Alvarez v. Tracy (sentencing, Indian Civil Rights Act)
Shirk v. United States ex rel. Department of Interior (tribal police officer negligence)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Tribal Cultural Property site)

* News Bulletin
One of the 19 articles included this week is a story in the Health & Welfare section about U.S. Department of Justice's intention to fight states that violate Indian child welfare laws.

* Regulatory Bulletin
One of the 5 new items featured includes proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding payment for physician and other health care professional services purchased by Indian health programs and medical charges associated with non-hospital-based care.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Two bills were added:
H.R. 5701: Western Oregon Indian Tribal Lands Act General Native American Affairs
S.2884. See also: H.R. 5690: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit tax-exempt status to professional sports leagues that promote the use of the term redskins