May 4, 2016

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/4

Pauma Band seal

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in Knight v. Thompson (Prisoners - Grooming Policies) on May 2, 2016.  Petition was filed in Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse, et al. (Trademarks - Washington Football Team) on May 2, 2016, and in Pauma Band of Mission Indians v. California (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Bad Faith Negotiations) on April 18, 2016.

In addition, see the Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of May 4, 2016.

State Courts Bulletin
In re N.H. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)
In re Adoption of B.T.S. (Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act; Adoption - Mother's Consent)

News Bulletin
In the Sacred Places section, we feature an article on the status of the Bears Ears National Monument effort and resistence.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice with an update of Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We added these articles:
The Washington Redskins and the current standard for disparaging trademarks: The impact of disparaging trademarks in the modern world.
Regulating access to traditional knowledge and genetic resources: The disclosure requirement as a strategy to combat biopiracy.
Traditional knowledge exists; intellectual property is invented or created.