April 25, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/25

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was filed in this case on 1/14/19:
Carter v. Sweeney (Indian Child Welfare Act)
Petitions were denied in:
Wilson v. Horton’s Towing, et al. (Forfeiture)
McNeal, et ux. v. Navajo Nation (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin
Gingras v. Think Finance, Inc. (Lending; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
Duanna Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians; Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Court; Patricia R. Lenzi (Jurisdiction; Loans)
James Clay and Audrey Osceola v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Tribal Sales Tax)
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. David Bernhardt (Land into Trust)

State Courts Bulletin
Navajo Nation v. Department of Child Safety
(Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Witnesses)
People in Interest of E.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Expert Witnesses; Indian Child Welfare Act - Transfer to Tribal Court)

Tribal Courts Bulletin
Deidra M. Scruggs v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Personal Injury)
Gibson v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Jurisdiction; Employment; Immunity)
Jennifer Nolan v. Celia Paul and Barry Collins (Child Custody)
Melissa Williams v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Judges - Recusal)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • Rising tides, rising obligations: enforcing tribal trust responsibility for climate change mitigation.
  • Deserving a place at the table: Effecting change in substantive environmental procedures in Indian Country.
  • Crossing state lines: The Trojan horse invasion of rent-a-bank and rent-a-tribe schemes in modern usury law.
  • Law, cultural, heritage, and climate change in the United States.
  • A comparative analysis: Legal and historical analysis of protecting indigenous cultural rights involving land disputes in Japan, New Zealand, and Hawai'i.
News Bulletin
In the Environment & Energy section, we feature an article about tribal regulation of single-use plastics.