March 20, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/20

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
This case was decided on 3/19/19:
Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den (State Fuel Taxation)

Federal Courts Bulletin
Texas v. Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (Indian Gaming)
Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians (Jurisdiction)
Frank's Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission (Gaming; Federal Recognition)
Cayuga Nation v. Bernhardt (Official Tribal Government)
Pueblo of Jemez v. United States of America (Aboriginal Title)

News Bulletin
In the Economic Development section, we feature an article about a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding state fuel taxation.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
  • S.804: A bill to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and fossilized ivory products, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.1688: To help provide relief to State education budgets during a recovery economy, to help fulfill the Federal mandate to provide higher educational opportunities for Native American Indians, and for other purposes.
  • S.832: To nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of American the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865.
  • S.790: A bill to clarify certain provisions of Public Law 103-116, the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act of 1993, and for other purposes.
  • S.739: A bill to protect the voting rights of Native American and Alaska Native voters.

March 14, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/13

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed on 3/4/19 in:
Teck Metals LTD v. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • State of Wyoming v. U.S. Dep't of the Interior confused agency overlap with preclusion: BLM had authority to promulgate the fracking rule for public lands, not tribal lands.
  • Tribal sovereign authority and self-regulation of health care services: The legal framework and the Swinomish Tribe's dental health program.
  • Monetizing tribal and state sovereign immunity in patent law: An attempt to neutralize the patent death squad.
  • Tribal (De) termination? Commercial speech, Native American imagery and cultural sovereignty.
  • The last judicial frontier: The fight for recognition and legitimacy of tribal courts.
Federal Courts Bulletin
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer (Reservation Boundaries)
Blue Lake Rancheria Economic Development Corporation v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Employment Taxation)

State Courts Bulletin
Smith v. State (Jury Selection)
Matter of A. J. M. R. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Notice)

News Bulletin
In the Health & Welfare section we feature articles about missing Native American women and children.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following were added:
  • H.R.1514: To sever United States Government relations with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma until such time as the Creek Nation of Oklahoma restores full Tribal citizenship to the Creek Freedman disenfranchised in the October 6, 1979, Creek Nation vote and fulfills all its treaty obligations with the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.1643: To establish a grant program that provides grants to States, Territories of the United States, and Indian tribes for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programs, and for other purposes.
  • S.689: A bill to amend the Animal Health Protection Act to support State and Tribal efforts to develop and implement management strategies to address chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose populations, to support research regarding the causes of chronic wasting disease and methods to control the further spread of the disease, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res.100: A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.