U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 12/7/16.
U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation v. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Tobacco - Federal Excise Tax)
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Tribe v. Fleming (Indian Child Welfare Act - Due Process Clause)
Navajo Health Foundation v. Burwell (Indian Health Service Contracts)
State Courts Bulletin
Stand Up for California! v. State (Land into Trust; Gaming)
In the Land & Water section, we feature articles about recent Indian water settlements.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a Department of Justice notice of federal concurrent jurisdiction with the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
Here are the articles featured this week:
Is the Indian Child Welfare Act losing steam?: Narrowing non-custodial parental rights after Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.
Religious Freedom Restoration Act--substantial burden--Ninth Circuit holds that federal cannabis prohibition is not a substantial burden.--Oklevueha Native American Church of Hawaii, Inc. v. Lynch, 828 F.3d 1012 (9th CIR. 2016).
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
These bills were added:
S.612: Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act.
S.817: A bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
S.818: A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.