Petition for certiorari was filed in Norton, et al. v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. (Jurisdiction) on 12/12/17.
State Courts Bulletin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources v. Timber and Wood Products (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Taxation)
In re E.R. v. J.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Placement)
In the Interest of J.J.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Intervention)
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature some articles about a provision in the U.S. tax bill that opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. In the Health & Welfare and Tribal Government sections, see articles about tribal law suits relating to the opioid crisis.
We added the following bill:
S.2233: A bill to protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature these articles:
- Are you my father? Adopting a federal standard for acknowledging or establishing paternity in state court ICWA proceedings.
- An avoidable conundrum: How American Indian legislation unnecessarily forces tribal governments to choose between cultural preservation and women's vindication.