October 12, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 10/12/22

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

One petition for certiorari was filed on 10/3/22:

  • Slockish v. Dept. of Transportation (Religious Freedom Restoration Act)

Two petitions for certiorari were denied on 10/11/22:

  • Oklahoma v. Sam (Determination of Indian under Major Crimes Act)
  • Oklahoma v. Wadkins (Determination of Indian under Major Crimes Act)

The Tribal Supreme Court Project published an Update Memorandum on 10/11/22: https://sct.narf.org/articlesupdates.html

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, et al. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, et al. (National Environmental Policy Act; Clean Water Act)
  • Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation v. Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., and Enbridge Energy, L.P. (Remedy for Trespass)
  • In re Klamath River Basin Litigation (Klamath River; Water Rights; Centralization)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re G.H. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Whitelaw v. Campobasso (Notice; Default Hearing)
  • Dick v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Colville Confederated Tribes v. Sargent (Expungement; Firearms)
  • Freund v. Colville Confederated Tribes (Witness Competency; Alternate Jurors)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Federal Implementation Plans Under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Periodic Meeting of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (Treasury)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)

  • The color of local government : Observations of a Brown Buffalo on racial impact statements in the movement for water justice.
  • Ma’ii and Nanaboozhoo fistfight in heaven.
  • The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated : The continued vitality of Worcester v. Georgia.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • U.S. judge rejects last challenge to Enbridge's Line 3
  • FEMA announces first national tribal affairs advocate
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act will be before the US Supreme Court next month
  • How tribal co-managing movements are transforming the conservation of public lands
  • Which Indigenous lands are you on? This map will show you
  • Supreme Court rejects Oklahoma attempt to narrow Indian definition
  • Newly drawn Congressional districts dilute Native vote