June 7, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/9

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 6/6/17.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan (Utilities; Lands - Right of Way; Condemnation)
Dillon v. BMO Harris Bank, N.A. (Pay Day Loans; Choice of Law - Arbitration Agreements)
Cherokee Nation v. S.M.R. Jewell (Land into Trust)
Ho-Chunk, INC., v. Sessions (Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act - Record Keeping Requirements)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
Desautel v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Testimony - Competency of Minors; Minors-in-need-of Care)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
The Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, is holding a tribal listening session on Indian probate issues.
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

News Bulletin
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature some articles about tribal reaction and support for the international Paris climate agreement.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
The waning of the Indian Child Welfare Act: How mediation may help save the act and preserve its original intent.
Tribal Jurisdiction - A historical bargain.
Untangling the court's sovereignty doctrine to allow for greater respect of tribal authority in addressing domestic violence.
All peoples have a right to self-determination: Henry J. Richardson III's liberatory perspective on racial justice.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
One bill was added:
S.1294: A bill to expand opportunity for Native American children through additional options in education, and for other purposes.