June 26, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26

United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Borrichio v. Casino (Employment Discrimination, Casinos)
In re Curtis Vale Womelsdorf and Lavonne Mae Womelsdorf, Debtors (Bankruptcy)
United Planners Financial Services of America v. Sac and Fox Nation (Sovereign Immunity)
Southern Ute Indian Tribe v. U.S. Department of the Interior (Administrative Rule - Hydraulic Fracturing)

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Robinson v. Jewell (Indian Land Title - Non-Recognized Tribe)
Shields v. Wilkinson (Fiduciary duty - Oil and Gas Leases)

State Courts Bulletin
In re Payne/Pumphrey/Fortson, Minors (Indian Child Welfare Act - Termination of Parental Rights)
In re K.J.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice and Termination of Parental Rights)

News Bulletin
In the Education section, we feature an article describing tribes seeking flexibility or waivers under No Child Left Behind Act.

Regulatory Bulletin
We feature several notices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding approval of leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Two new bills were added:
H.R.2684: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act.
H.R.2822: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. See specifically under the heading BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION.

Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
We feature an article that suggests the Michigan State court system consider expanding tribal peacemaking principles.