April 30, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/30

* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Stop the Casino 101 v. Brown (Indian Gaming; Tribal Jurisdiction) and denied in Western Sky Financial v. Jackson (Arbitration; Tribal Court Exhaustion) and Wisconsin v. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (Hunting; Civil Procedure).

See also the Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of April 13, 2015 at the Tribal Supreme Court Project website.

* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Tulalip Tribes of Washington v. Washington (Indian Gaming Compact - "Most-favored Tribe")

* State Courts Bulletin
Eagleman v. Diocese of Rapid City (Sexual Abuse; Religious Societies)
Elk v. McBride (Child Custody)

* United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma v. United States (Fiduciary Duty)

* News Bulletin
In the Education section, we feature a story about problems with federally-run Indian schools, and in the Environment & Energy section, we feature a story about a tribe losing their land at a rapid pace to climate change.

* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
One of the featured articles deals with congressional intent and the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Indian Child Welfare Act in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

* Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a proposed rule from the Department of Interior, National Park Service, on gathering of certain plants or plant parts by federally recognized Indian tribes for traditional purposes.

* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
One new bill was added:
S.1125: A bill to authorize and implement the water rights compact among the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the State of Montana, and the United States, and for other purposes.