U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed on 7/7/16 in Kelsey v. Bailey (Indian Civil Rights Act - Due Process)
In addition, see the Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of July 14, 2016.
U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (Tribal Federal Recognition)
Patchak v. Jewell (Land into Trust)
Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Plaintiff-Counter Defendant-Appellee, v.
James Hildreth, Jr., in his official capacity as Tax Assessor of Escambia County, Alabama, Defendant-Counter Claimant-Appellant (Indian Lands - Taxation)
United States v. Barnett (Embezzling Funds from Indian Tribe)
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Renteria v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Child Custody - Tribal Court Jurisdiction)
United States of America vs. Tawnya Bearcomesout (Double Jeopardy)
Green v. Director/Secretary, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Prisoners - Religious Freedom)
State Courts Bulletin
In re Abbigail A. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Application of)
In re Alexandria P. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)
In re Isaiah W. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature some articles about national Republican and Democrat positions relating to Native Americans.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Seven new bills were added:
S.3234: Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2016.
S.3261: A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities.
S.3273: A bill to make technical corrections to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and for other purposes.
H.R.5909: To ensure equitable treatment of Shee Atika, Incorporated under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act by facilitating the transfer of land on Admiralty Island, Alaska and for other purposes.
S.3216: A bill to repeal the Act entitled "An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation."
H.R.5811: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, and for other purposes.
H.R.5854: To amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance protections of Native American cultural objects, and for other purposes.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
These articles were added:
The place of the First Peoples in the international sphere: a logical starting point for the demand for justice by Indigenous Peoples.
Commentary: federal treaty and trust obligations, and ocean acidification.
Practical reasoning and the application of general federal regulatory laws to Indian Nations.
Plenary power, political questions, and sovereignty in Indian affairs.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, provided a notice of training sessions on the new Indian Child Welfare Act regulations.