January 17, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/17

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was granted in Washington v. U.S. (Fishing Rights) on 1/12/18.
Petitions for certiorari were denied in:
Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Agreements)
Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Agreements)
Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (Education)
Lewis Tein et al. v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin
Stand Up For California! v. United States Department of the Interior (Gaming; Land into Trust)
Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (Tribal Water Rights; Sovereign Immunity)
Bishop Paiute Tribe v. Inyo County  (Tribal Jurisdiction)
McKesson Corporation v. Hembree (Tribal Civil Jurisdiction)

News Bulletin
In the Land & Water section, we feature news about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case relating to protection of tribal salmon.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
  • "Children are sacred": Applying Navajo (Diné) fundamental law to strengthen juvenile justice.
  • Restorative justice and retributive justice: An opportunity for cooperation or an occasion for conflict in the search for justice.
  • The Five Civilized Tribes' treaty rights to water quality and mechanisms of enforcement.
  • Native youth and juvenile injustice in South Dakota.
  • The Grand Compromise: The ANCSA Section 7(I) Settlement Agreement.
  • Placing children with relatives: The case for a clear rationale for separate foster care licensing standards, background check procedures, and improved relative placement statutes in Alaska.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin   
We feature a Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, notice of intent to prepare monument management plans for the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek and Shash Jáa Units and associated environmental impact statement.