Petitions for certiorari recently were filed in the following featured cases:
Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Federal Reserved Water Right - Groundwater)
Desert Water Agency v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Federal Reserved Water right - Groundwater)
Hackford v. Utah (Reservation Diminishment; Definition of Indian Country; Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction)
Williams v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians (Employment; Trival Sovereign Immunity)
U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Bishop Paiute Tribe v. Inyo County (Tribal Law Enforcement)
Northern New Mexicans Protecting Land, Water, and Rights v. United States of America (Right of Way - Trespass)
Pueblo of Pojoaque v. State of New Mexico (Tribal State Compacts)
Norton v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (Jurisdiction, Trespass)
United States ex rel. Cain v. Salish Kootenai College, Inc. (Tribal Colleges - False Claims Act)
Navajo Nation v. San Juan County (Election Districts - Gerrymandering)
Ramah Navajo Chapter v. Jewell (Official Tribal Government)
Tribal Courts Bulletin
Colebut v. Colebut (Negligence - Trip and Fall)
In the Health & Welfare section, read about possible U.S. legislative impacts on health care in Indian Country.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
Tribal sovereign immunity from preference claims.
The Master's tools: Tribal sovereignty and tribal self-governance contraction/compacting.
No connection: The issue of Internet on the Reservation.
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Co. and its effect on litigation challenging BIA's new rights-of-way regulations.
Making it work: Tribal innovation, State reaction, and the future of tribes as regulatory laboratories.
Traditional ecological disclosure: How the Freedom of Information Act frustrates tribal natural resource consultation with Federal agencies.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
S.1593: A bill to provide grants to States and Indian tribes to reform their criminal justice system to encourage the replacement of the use of payment of secured money bail as a condition of pretrial release in criminal cases, and for other purposes.
H.R.3211: Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2017.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature notices from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding land acquistions for both the Chickasaw and Cherokee Nations.