U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was denied in Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell (Land into Trust; Recognized Indian Tribe) on 4/3/17.
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 4/4/17.
U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
United States v. Jackson (Indian Reservation Diminishment)
United States v. Washington (Treaty Right to Fish - Culverts)
Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States (Indian Health Care Improvement Act)
Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation v. California (Indian Gaming Compact, Breach of)
Davilla v. Enable Midstream Partners, L.P. (Trespass - Natural Gas Pipeline)
Skokomish Indian Tribe v. Forsman (Treaty Right to Hunt; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Dahlstrom v. Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Robinson v. Jewell (pro se action on behalf of a Tribe)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
Fryberg v. Tulalip Tribes Housing Department (Housing - Eviction)
C.W. v. The Tulalip Tribe (Employment)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. Martin (Domestic Violence)
Leggins v. Fort Peck Tribes (Child Neglect)
State Courts Bulletin
Cougar Den, Inc. v. Washington State Department of Licensing (Treaty Right to Travel - Fuel Transport Taxation)
People In Interest of L.L. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
Department of Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, has issued
proposed rules relating to consolidated federal oil & gas and
federal & Indian coal valuation reform.
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature articles about possible Trump environmental policy impacts on tribes.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Batman and two very large jars of mayonnaise: The looming clash of daily fantasy sports and tribal gaming.
2013's right to appointed counsel in tribal court proceedings—a rising
tide that lifts all boats or a procedural windfall for non-Indian
Community-scale solar: Watt's in it for Indian Country?
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
Three bills were added:
S.772: A bill to amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants.
To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in
the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule
relating to nutrition standards in schools.
S.780: A bill to amend
the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the gap between Federal and
State marijuana policy, and for other purposes.
S.747: Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Reauthorization.
A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for
equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans.
H.R.23: Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017