U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petitions for certiorari were denied on 12/11/17 in: Great Plains Lending, LLC, et al., v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ((Application of Federal Law) and Kansas v. National Indian Gaming Commission (Indian Lands - Gaming)
Petition for certiorari was granted on 12/8/17 in: Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Petition for certiorari was filed in Keepseagle, et al. v. Purdue (Class Action Settlements) on 12/1/17.
U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Wilmington Savings Fund Society v. Fryberg (Diversity Jurisdiction; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
National Mining Association v. Zinke (Mining; Environmental Protection; Grand Canyon National Park)
Havasupai Tribe v. Provencio (Uranium Mining; Grand Canyon National Park)
State Courts Bulletin
In the Interest of K.S.D. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Testimony)
In the Sovereign Immunity section, we feature an article about a case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
We added the following bills and resolutions:
S.2205: A bill to improve access by Indian tribes to support from the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support program (E-rate) of the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
We feature this article:
Rethinking American Indian and non-Indian relations in the United States and exploring tribal sovereignty: Perspectives from Indian Country.