October 7, 2020

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/07/2020

 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
Petitions for certiorari were denied in three cases on 10/5/20:

  • Nobles v. North Carolina (Jury Selection)
  • Native Wholesale Supply Company v. California, ex rel. Xavier Becerra (Sovereign Immunity)
  • In Re Scott Louis YoungBear (Civil Rights; SOR)

Petition for certiorari was granted in one case on 10/5/20:
Wilson v. Oklahoma (Criminal Jurisdiction)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • United States v. Abouselman (Water Rights)
  • United States v. State of Washington (Treaty Rights)
  • SEC v. Sugarman (Securities Act; Exchange Act)
  • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. United States (Trust Relationship)

U.S. Legislation - 116th Congress Bulletin 

  • S.4786 - A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to, and take into trust for the benefit of, the Burns Paiute Tribe certain land in the State of Oregon.
  • S.4787 - A bill to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.
  • H.R.8469 - To amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: An Indian law perspective
  • How the pandemic has complicated voting access for millions of Native Americans
  • Tribes critical after EPA grants Oklahoma regulatory authority in Indian Country
  • Rez connectivity, human rights 'necessity'
  • Nearly 3 in 10 Native American women work a front-line job, but they’re far from receiving equal pay
  • ASU Law launches first-ever Indian gaming and self-governance programs
  • Larissa FastHorse, a playwright of Indigenous stories, wins a MacArthur grant
  • Webinar: McGirt v. Oklahoma: Understanding the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision across Native America
  • Tribes defend themselves against a pandemic and South Dakota’s state government
  • Eskimo Pie is getting rid of its derogatory name