U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in California v. Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation (Gaming Compact - Waiver of Sovereign Immunity) on 3/17/16.
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Maniilaq Association v. Burwell (Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; Health Services)
Tuttle v. Jewell (Indian Long-Term Leasing Act; Property Rights)
Pearson v. United Debt Holdings, LLC (Debt Collection; Tribal Exhaustion)
State Courts Bulletin
State in Interest of M.D. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Active Efforts)
In the Tribal Jurisdiction section, we feature a couple of articles on the recent U.S. Supreme Court reservation diminishment opinion.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Six bills we added:
S.2728: Alaska Native Access Card Act.
S.2711: Native American Education Opportunity Act.
S.2727: A bill 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.
S.2732: A bill 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.
S.2739: Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act.
S.2717: DRIFT Act of 2016.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on an extension of an effective date for the final rule on rights-of-way on Indian lands.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature an article on Indian lands and jurisdictional challenges.