U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed on 6/13/16 in Lewis v. Clarke (Tribal Sovereign Immunity - Damages Actions Against Tribal Employees)
Find the latest Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of June 15, 2016, at the Tribal Supreme Court Project website.
State Courts Bulletin
O'Brien v. Berry (Protective Order - Precluded by Tribal Court Proceedings)
State, ex rel. Children, Youth and Families Department v. Nathan H. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)
We feature a couple of articles about the U.S. Supreme Court decision relating to the 6th Amendment and prior tribal court convictions impacting treatment of criminal defendants.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The Native American Children's Safety Act became law.
We added one new bill:
H.R.5486: To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and for other purposes.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
These articles were added:
Everything old is new again: Enforcing tribal treaty provisions to protect climate change-threatened resources.
Going "all-in" against the NLRB: How tribal self-government lost on the river in the Sixth Circuit [Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort v. NLRB, 791 F.3d 648 (6th Cir. 2015)].
A tiny fish and a big problem: Natives, elvers, and the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature the new Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Child Welfare Act regulations.