A blog covering current events in federal and tribal American Indian Law.
June 12, 2015
NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/12
United States v. Kasper (Crime Victims' Rights Act - Tribal Government)
U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
National Labor Relations Board v. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Government (National Labor Relations Act - Employment & Labor Organizing Activities)
State Courts Bulletin
In re P.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights; Placement Preferences)
In the Economic Development section, we feature an article about a case relating to land transfer for a California tribe.
We feature a notice of the National Indian Gaming Commission regarding 2015 final fee rate and fingerprint fees as well as adopted rules with corrections to various regulations previously issued.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Four bills were added:
H.R.2626: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit Indian tribal governments to be shareholders of S corporations.
S.1497: A bill to exempt the Indian Health Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and certain other programs for Indians from sequestration.
H.R.2009: Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act of 2015.
H.R.2719: To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to authorize grants to Indian tribes to further achievement of tribal coastal zone objectives, and for other purposes.
Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article about Protecting American Indian women from violence on tribal lands.