August 13, 2015

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/13

U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Knight v. Thompson (Prison Hair Length Policies, Native American Religious Freedom)

United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Sprint Communications Company L.P. v. Wynne (Tribal Jurisdiction - Telephone Service)
Jones v. United States (Police Pursuit in Indian Country, Dispute over Evidence, Jurisdiction)
Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Burwell (Affordable Care Act - Large Employer Mandate Exemption)

State Courts Bulletin
Trent v. Jackson (Tribal Fiduciary Duty)
In re The Crow Water Compact (Water Compact, Water Court Ruling)

News Bulletin
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature articles on land into trust.

Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Department of Interior regarding a draft Native American policy for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature an article from The Bench regarding improving state court-tribal court relations

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Nine new bills were added:
S.1928: A bill to support the education of Indian children.
S.1931: A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of certain Indian tribes.
S.1984: A bill to prevent Indian tribes and tribal organizations that cultivate, manufacture, or distribute marijuana on Indian land from receiving Federal funds.
S.1937: A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve nutrition in tribal areas, and for other purposes.
S.1955: A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans.
S.1983: A bill to authorize the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement, and for other purposes.
S.1985: A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain land to Washington County, Utah, to authorize the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Utah, and for other purposes.
S.1986: A bill to provide for a land conveyance in the State of Nevada.
S.1912: A bill to protect the rights of Indian and Native Alaskan voters.