December 19, 2014

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/19

drawing of gavel
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in MM&A Productions v. Yavapai-Apache Nation (sovereign immunity, theory of apparent authority) on 12/15/14.
See also the Tribal Supreme Court Project's Update Memoranda for December 15, 2014.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
In re Vallecito Gas, L.L.C. (sentences, Indian Civil rights Act)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Walker River Paiute Tribe v. U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (Native American Housing Assistance and Self–Determination Act)
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon v. Jewell (land into trust)

* News Bulletin
This week's featured articles include one in the Health & Welfare section regarding the repeal of a federal law, which will give tribes in Alaska more power to protect Alaska Native women.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Department of Justice regarding Attorney General guidelines for working with federally recognized Indian tribes.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Three bills were signed by the President:
S.1474: Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act of 2013
H.R.5050: May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act
S. 2945: To repeal Section 910 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
One of the six featured articles relates to theories of tribal civil jurisdiction over nonmembers.