April 23, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/23

We have scoured the web. Here are some of the latest materials related to Indian Law. Find all of the latest updates at narf.org/nill/bulletins/

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition for certiorari was denied in one case on 4/20/20:
Neff v. United States (RICO Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc v. United States (Trust Relationship; Arizona-Florida Land Exchange Act)
Adams v. Elfo (Indian Civil Rights Act)
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes v. Lake County Board of Commissioners (Trespassing; Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
Tom v. Baker (Tribal Jurisdiction)
In re Austin J. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin
  • H.R.6535 - To deem an urban Indian organization and employees thereof to be a part of the Public Health Service for the purposes of certain claims for personal injury, and for other purposes.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)
  • Aloha 'Aina: Native Hawaiian land restitution.
  • Going "all in" after Murphy v. NCAA: An approach for California to legalize sports gambling.
News Bulletin
This week, in brief:
  • Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief
  • NCAI statement on the release of sensitive tribal data
  • Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding
  • Mashpee Wampanoag termination: Time to expose federal Indian law
  • Gaming compacts: 'Legally flawed and sow more division than unity'
  • Navajo Nation extends virus restrictions till mid-May
  • Book review: The people who profited off the Trail of Tears
  • Lloyd Omdahl: Coronavirus exposes price of bigotry
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Sexual violence in Indian Country
  • As Native peoples self-isolate, outsiders are still demanding in
  • How Native Americans made basketball their own