February 13, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13

Welcome to the new Indian Law Bulletin and website.  You may want to update your bookmarks to the bulletins, which are now at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/.  We hope that you find the new format easier to use on your mobile devices.  If you have any trouble finding pages on the new site, please feel free to use the NILL search feature at http://www.narf.org/nill/search.html.

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation, et al. v. Robert McKenna, Attorney General of Washington (Contracts; Constitutional Law) on 2/2/15.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
U.S. v. Brown (Hunting and Fishing Rights)
U.S. v. Martin (Indian Country Crimes)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Two Shields v. United States (Breach of Trust)
Hayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Loan Agreement; Arbitration)

* News Bulletin
We feature over 50 articles this week including one in the Intergovernmental section about four bills passing out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We include 10 new articles including one on tribal water leasing and one on taxation of tribal oil and gas leases. In addition, you may notice that the American Indian Law Review has begun to provide free links to articles on their website.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a proposed rule of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Four bills were added:
S. 184: Native American Children's Safety Act
S. 286: A bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, and for other purposes
S. 1622: Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act
S. 438: A bill to provide for the repair, replacement, and maintenance of certain Indian irrigation projects
S. 410: A bill to strengthen Indian education, and other purposes