August 31, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/31

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in Washington v. U.S. (Fishing Rights) on 8/17/17.
Petition for certiorari was filed in Alaska v. Ross (Climate Change - Threatened Species) on 7/23/17.
Petition for certiorari was filed in Town of Vernon v. U.S. (Land into Trust; Commerce Clause) on 6/23/17.

News Bulletin
In the Economic Development section, we feature an article about tribal taxation of oil drillers. The Environment & Energy section includes a story about challenges to protect Pacific salmon habitat.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (Civil Jurisdiction)
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Lawrence (Civil Jurisdiction)
Coeur D'alene Tribe v. Hawks (Civil Jurisdiction)
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians v. United States Department of the Interior (Gaming)

State Courts Bulletin
State of Utah, In the Interest of P.F. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Testimony)
In re Detmer/Beaudry (Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
The following articles were added:
A collective memory of injustice: Reclaiming Hawai'i's Crown Lands Trust in response to Judge James S. Burns.
Sullying the scholar's craft: An essay and criticism of Judge James S. Burn's Crown Lands Trust article.
Ninth Circuit applies Winters doctrine to groundwater.
Back to the future: How the holding of Shelby County v. Holder has been a reality for South Dakota Native Americans since 1975.
Bystander no more? Improving the federal response to sexual violence in Indian country

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a final interim rule of the Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, on migratory bird hunting regulations on certain federal Indian reservations for the 2017-18 season.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bill was added:
H.R.3657: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries.