May 28, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/28

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for Certiorari was denied for Stop the Casino 101 v. Brown (Validity of Gaming Compact) on 5/26/15. 

State Courts Bulletin
Phillip v. State (Fishing Rights)

United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes v. United States Department of Interior (Indian Water Rights)

News Bulletin
In the Voting section, we feature an article about the Department of Justice legislative proposal to improve access to voting in Indian Country.

Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article on the Indian Child Welfare Act's waning power after Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

Regulatory Bulletin
We feature proposed rules of the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding housing for the homeless.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added 17 new bills this week:
S.494: Authorizing Alaska Production Act.
S.947: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the depreciation rules for property used predominantly within an Indian reservation.
H.R.329: Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2015.
H.R.387: Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act.
H.R.511: Tribal Labor Soveriegnty Act of 2015.
H.R.1082: Building upon Unique Indian Learning and Development Act
H.R.395: Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2015.
H.R.1127: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands.
H.R.1842: Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act of 2015.
S.132: Oregon and California Land Grant Act of 2015.
S.816: A bill to amend the Coquille Restoration Act to clarify certain provisions relating to the management of the Coquille Forest.
H.R.487: To allow the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to lease or transfer certain lands.
S.872: Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act.
H.R.184: Lumbee Recognition Act.
S.438: IRRIGATE Act.
H.R.238: American Indian Empowerment Act of 2015.
H.R.1729: To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.