U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Seminole Tribe v. Stranburg (Taxation) on 2/19/16.
U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Alaska Oil and Gas Ass'n v. Jewell (Endangered Species Act - Polar Bears)
Longo v. Seminole Indian Casino-Immokalee (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Civil Rights)
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Doe v. Piper (Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act - Notice)
State Courts Bulletin
In re G.V. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)
In the Culture & Tradition section, we feature a story on an historical agreement that gives a tribe control over foster cases.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
One bill became law:
H.R.487 became Public Law 114-127. To allow the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to lease or transfer certain lands.
Four bills were added:
S.2580: RAISE Act of 2016.
S.1436: Nevada Native Nations Land Act.
S.2242: Save Oak Flat Act.
H.R.4629: Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition Act.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Bureau of Indian Affairs relating to a revised list of designated tribal agents for service of notice under the Indian Child Welfare Act.