October 19, 2017

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/19

Tara Sweeney,
nominee Asst. Secretary for Indian Affairs
photo from Arctic Slope
Regional Corporation at www.asrc.com

News Bulletin
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature a couple of articles about new leadership positions filled at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. Brown (Tribal-State Gaming Compacts)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Dakota Access Pipeline - Easements
Moody v. United States (American Indian Agricultural Resources Management Act - Leases)
Allergan INC. v. TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, INC. (Patents; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
We feature proposed amendments of the Indian Gaming Commission relating to the Freedom of Information Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
S.1965: Allowing Alaska IVORY Act.
H.R.4026: Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2017.
H.R.4032:  Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-of-Way, Easements and Boundary Clarification Act.
H.R.4070: Central Coast Heritage Protection Act. (See SEC. 12: Use by members of Tribes.)
H.R.4019: 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.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature this article:
Catching up with the twenty-first century: How Article IX, chapter one of the law and order codes of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes should be updated to better protect domestic violence victims.