April 18, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/17

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in: Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington v. United States (Jurisdiction; Grant in Aid Funds) on 4/5/18.
Petition was filed in: County of Amador, CA v. Department of the Interior, et al. (Land into Trust) on 4/11/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
  • Who can sue? The Sixth Circuit in D.O. v. Glisson deepens the split over a private right of action to foster care maintenance payments.
  • Personalizing pollution and landscape destruction: How Native American and international perspectives should be integrated into federal environmental policy.
  • The Gorge Commission: An adequate forum for States, Countries, Tribes and the railroads operating in the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Tribal sovereign immunity as a defense in overcoming IPR challenges of brand name pharmaceutical patent validity at PTAB- Effects on the industry.
Tribal Courts Bulletin
Byrd v. Cherokee Nation Businesses, LCC (Wrongful Termination)
Schmitz v. Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC (Wrongful Termination)
Parks v. Taylor (Guardianship - Domestic Violence Protection Order)
Arnold v. Cherokee Nation Entertainment (Disability Benefits)
Weeks v. Combs (Child Custody)
Josellis v. Field (Notice of Appeal)

Federal Courts Bulletin
Butte County, California v. Chaudhuri (Land into Trust)
Brakebill v. Jaeger (Voting Rights)

State Courts Bulletin
Mendoza v. Isleta Resort (Workers Compensation)
Olson v. North Dakota Department of Transportation (Criminal Jurisdiction)

News Bulletin
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature articles about a new law passed by Congress addressing the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women.

Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a proclamation from the Department of the Interior relating to adding land to the reservation of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills and resolutions were added:
S.2515: PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act
The following bill passed and became law:
S.772: Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act. (Became PL 116-156)