A blog covering current events in federal and tribal American Indian Law.
September 29, 2016
NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/29
U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was granted in Lewis v. Clarke (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
We feature articles about the recent White House Tribal Leaders Conference as well as a settlement of mismanaged monetary assets and natural resources held in trust by the United States for the benefit of tribes.
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Littlefield v. U.S. Dept. of the Interior (Land into Trust)
Navajo Nation v. Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Trademarks)
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
These articles were added:
Reconciling patent law and traditional knowledge: Strategies for countries with traditional knowledge to successfully protect their knowledge from abuse.
Spreading justice to rural Montana: Expanding local legal services in underserved rural communities.
Let the jury fit the crime: Increasing Native American jury pool representation in Federal judicial districts with Indian Country criminal jurisdiction.
Sacred in the city: the Huron Indian Cemetery and the preservation laws.
Challenge-flag thrown: the trademark trial and appeal board's cancellation of the Redskins' trademarks and pro-football's chances on appeal.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature an adopted rule from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding treating tribes as states under provisions of the Clean Water Act.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bill and resolution were added:
S.1579: Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act).
S.Res.577: A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Federation of Natives.