February 8, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/8

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Federal Communications Commission

Federal Courts Bulletin
National Lifeline Association v. Federal Communications Commission (Federal Communications Commission - Subsidies)
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation v. United States Department of the Interior (Oil and Gas Drilling Permits)
United States of America v. Jack W. Turtle
(Lacey Act; Endangered Species)

State Courts Bulletin
Interest of D.E.D.I (Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Witnesses)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v. Window Rock District Court
(Jurisdiction; Pro Hac Vice)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • Remaining silent in Indian Country: Self-incrimination and grants of immunity for tribal court defendants.
  • Second wave due diligence: The case for incorporating free, prior, and informed consent into the deep sea mining regulatory regime.
  • A clash between culture and law: A comparative look at the conflict between quiet title actions in Hawaii, the Kuleana Act of 1850, and the displacement of Indigenous people.
News Bulletin
In the Land and Water section, we feature an article about Arizona's drought plan and how it may impact farms, cities, tribes, and developers.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills and resolutions were introduced:
  • S.Res.37: A resolution designating the week beginning February 3, 2019, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week."
  • S.Res.52: A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Indian Affairs.
  • S.294: A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities.
  • S.305: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to recognize Indian tribal governments for purposes of determining under the adoption credit whether a child has special needs.
  • S.336: A bill to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to submit a report on the response of law enforcement agencies to reports of missing or murdered Indians.
  • H.R.958: To protect Native children and promote safety in Indian country.
  • H.R.1031: To take certain land located in San Diego County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes.