U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed on 5/26/16 in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity).
Judgment was affirmed by an equally divided court in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on 6/23/16.
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Tohono O'odham Nation v. Douglas A Ducey, et al (Motion to Compel - Closed Tribal Government Sessions)
State Courts Bulletin
Hamaatsa, Inc. v. Pueblo of San Felipe (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
MMMG, LLC v. Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
One of the articles featured in the Tribal Jurisdiction section is about the Supreme Court tie vote in the Dollar General case regarding the power of tribal courts to review civil cases involving the activities of nonmembers on native trust lands.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
These bills were added:
S.3068: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017.
S.3005: Alaska Land Use Council Act.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
These articles were added:
Liberte, egalite, fraternite: The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples fails to protect Hopi katsinam from the auction block in France.
Looking to the third sovereign: Tribal environmental ethics as an alternative paradigm.
What should tribes expect from federal regulations? The Bureau of Land Management's fracking rule and the problems with treating Indian and Federal lands identically.
Protecting traditional water resources: Legal options for preserving tribal non-consumptive water use.
"Salmon is culture, and culture is salmon": Reexamining the implied right to habitat protection as a tool for cultural and ecological preservation.
A sacred responsibility: Governing the use of water and related resources in the International Columbia Basin through the prism of Tribes and First Nations.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a notice of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding tribal consultation sessions on probate regulation updates.