October 8, 2018

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/7

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petitions for certiorari were denied in:
Fort Peck Housing Authority, et al., v. Department of Housing and Urban Development, et al. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, et al., v. United States
County of Amador, CA v. Department of the Interior, et al. (Land into Trust)
Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe, et al. (Fishing Rights)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • Democratizing treaty fishing rights: Denying fossil-fuel exports in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Tensions underlying the Indian Child Welfare Act: Tribal jurisdiction over traditional state court family law matters.
  • Beyond the Bankruptcy Code: A new statutory bankruptcy regime for tribal debtors.
Federal Courts Bulletin
Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise v. McGough (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Navajo Nation v. Wells Fargo & Company (Fraudulent Banking Practices)

State Courts Bulletin
The People v. Huber (Injunctions; Public Law 280; Excise Taxes, Cigarettes)

News Bulletin
In the Health & Welfare section, we feature three articles relating to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
  • H.R.7019: To authorize the United States Postal Service to provide certain nonpostal property, products and services on behalf of State, local, and tribal governments.
  • H.R.7000: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for increased economic opportunities for Native American tribes, and for other purposes. 
  • S.3520: A bill to provide grants to States, Indian Tribes, and Tribal organizations for activities to increase the availability of child care options and to support the child care workforce, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R.6979: To approve the settlement of the water rights claims of the Navajo Nation in Utah, and for other purposes. 
  • S.3543: A bill to protect the voting rights of Native American and Alaska Native voters.