July 30, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/30

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in Jensen v. EXC, Inc. (Jurisdiction, Non-Indian Fee Land) and in Wisconsin v. Ho-Chunk Nation (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Tribal-State Compacts).

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Idaho v. Coeur D'Alene Tribe (Gaming Compact, Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Tulalip Tribes v. Suquamish Indian Tribe (Treaty Fishing Rights)
United States v. Zander (Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, Tribal Government)
Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management (Geothermal Steam Act - Leases)

United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Rassi v. Federal Program Integrators, LLC (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Poarch Band of Creek Indians v. Hildreth (Property Tax, Trust Property)
Anderson v. Duran (Official Tribal Government, Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Goodeagle v. U.S. (Individual Indian Money, Fiduciary Duty)

State Courts Bulletin
People v. Riley (Casinos, Commercial Bribery)
In re I.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application)

News Bulletin
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature a couple of articles on exempting tribes from the Affordable Care Act's large employer mandate. 

Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Department of Agriculture regarding proposed revision of directives on American Indian and Alaska Native relations Forest Service manual.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature an article on the nature, reach, and sources of tribal law.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
One bill has become law on July 7, 2015: To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe, and for other purposes.

Eleven new bills were added:
H.R.3166: Native American Suicide Prevention Act of 2015.
H.R.3270: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to exempt Indian tribes from compensatory mitigation requirements in connection with certain discharges of dredged or fill material, and for other purposes.
H.R.3271: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to allow preservation leasing as a form of compensatory mitigation for discharges of dredged or fill material affecting State or Indian land, and for other purposes.
H.R.3211: To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
S.3252: To provide grants to eligible entities to develop and maintain or improve and expand before school, afterschool, and summer school programs for Indian and Alaska Native students, and for other purposes.
S.1879: Interior Improvement Act.
S.1843: A bill to enhance communication between Federal, State, tribal, and local jurisdictions and to ensure the rapid and effective deportation of certain criminal aliens.
S.1822: A bill to take certain Federal land located in Tuolumne County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and for other purposes.
H.R.3133: Relating to certain Indian land-related takings claims of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan and its individual members.
H.R.3137: To reaffirm the trust status of land taken into trust by the United States pursuant to the Act of June 18, 1934, for the benefit of an Indian tribe that was federally recognized on the date that the land was taken into trust, and for other purposes.
H.R.3172: To amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to provide for State and tribal management and protection of wild free-roaming horses and burros, and for other purposes.