U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into Trust) on 4/26/17. Petition was denied in Central New York Fair Business Association v. Zinke (Land into Trust) on 5/15/17.
U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (Official Tribal Government; Jurisdiction)
Keepseagle v. Perdue (Settlement - Unclaimed Funds; Nonprofit Organizations)
Mescalero Apache Tribe v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Employment Law - Contractors; Federal Income Taxation)
Sylvan Godfrey v. The United States (Breach of Settlement Agreement)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Zinke (Fiduciary Duty; Federal Recognition)
State Courts Bulletin
In the Matter of C.B.D. and P.M.P. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)
the Sacred Places section, we feature articles about the current state
of the Department of the Interior's review of Bears Ears and other national
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
business with tribes in the aftermath of the Dollar General Supreme
Court split: What you and your clients need to know.
Discretionary deaths in Indian Country: Ensuring full funding for tribal health.
A wholistic, environmental approach to Washington's repair methodology of its state-road culverts.
Fracking the sacred: Resolving the tension between unconventional oil and gas development and tribal cultural resources.
Establishing applicable water quality standards for surface waters on Indian Reservations.
to its roots: How § 1983 must return to its origins to provide remedy
for the Inupiat against oil drilling in Alaska's arctic circle.
Maxwell, Lewis v. Clarke, and the trail around tribal sovereign immunity.
Starting from scratch: Reassuring "Indian Country" in Alaska by placing Alaska Native land into trust.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added the following bills:
S.1116: Indian Economic Enhancement Act of 2017.
H.R.2545: To reauthorize the special diabetes programs for Indians.
H.R.2320: Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
feature a notice of final issuance from the Department of Health &
Human Services adopting Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
program policies and procedures.