June 5, 2019

NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/5

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
The following cases recently were denied review:
  • Carter v. Sweeney (Civil Rights Act)
  • Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke (Land into Trust; Jurisdiction)
  • Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. United States (Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act- Income)
  • Jim v. United States (Federal Taxation)
  • Allergan, Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (Patents)
Tribal Courts Bulletin

Mary Dominique v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise and Scooter A Long, LLC. (Personal Injury)
Allen Russell II v. Laureen Yellow Hammer/Combs (Child Custody)

Federal Courts Bulletin
United States v. Smith (Assimilative Crimes Act; Indian Country Crimes Act)
Kim R. Jim v. Shiprock Associated Schools, Inc. (Indian Tribe - Definition of)

State Courts Bulletin
State v. Roy (Sentencing)
In re Radience K. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Active Efforts)
People in Interest of L.R.B., S.B.B., and K.B.B. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Transfer to Tribal Court)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • Improving justice and avoiding colonization in managing climate change related disasters: A case study of Alaska Native villages.
  • The Race Horse that wouldn't die: On Herrera v. Wyoming.
  • Protecting native women from violence: Fostering state-tribal relations and the shortcomings of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.
  • What the future may hold for victims of domestic and sexual violence without the Violence Against Women Act.
  • New York's quest for jurisdiction over Indian lands.
  • New York State's recent judicial collaboration with Indigenous partners: The story of New York's federal-state-tribal courts and Indian Nations Justice Forum.
  • The origins and evolution of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • Thomas Indian School.
  • The causal effect: Implications of chronic underfunding in school systems on the Navajo reservation.
  • When tribal disenrollment becomes cruel and unusual.
  • The dark side of tribal sovereign immunity: The gap between law and remedy.
  • Legal pluralism and indigenous peoples rights: Challenges in litigation and recognition of indigenous peoples rights.
  • Privatizing the reservation?
  • Partially tribal land: The case for limiting state eminent domain power under 25 USC 357.
  • The unlikely duo that shocked the intellectual property world and why the Supreme Court was the chosen one to restore balance.
  • Defining 'Indian.'
News Bulletin
In the Intergovernmental section, we feature an article about an effort to form Alaska's first official inter-tribal court system.

Legislation Bulletin

The following bills were added:
S.2961: The Samish Indian Land Reaffirmation Act.
H.R.2579: Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019.

Regulatory Bulletin
One of the items we cover this week includes a notice of the National Park Service regarding tribal consultation to obtain input from Tribes on proposed changes to regulations governing the National Register of Historic Places.