December 6, 2023

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 12/6/2023

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Springer v. Sherman, et al. (Habeas Petition; Indian Civil Rights Act)
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Tribal Contract Health; Discovery)
  • United States v. Smith (Federal Criminal Jurisdiction; Non-Indian Crimes in Indian Country)
  • Sands, et al. v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo and Hopi Indian Land Settlement Act of 1974; Administrative Procedure Act)
  • Souther v. Nez Perce Tribe Judicial Services (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Tribal Courts)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.3406 - A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make a technical correction to the Navajo Nation Water Resources Development Trust Fund, to amend the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 to make technical corrections to the Taos Pueblo Water Development Fund and Aamodt Settlement Pueblos' Fund, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.6533 - To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require a Federal medical assistance percentage of 100 percent for urban Indian organizations, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.6540 - To realign L-29 at full Federal expense for the Miccosukee Tribe to expand the area for the Tigertail camp, which is a residential area.
  • H.Res.900 - Recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.

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

  • It shouldn’t be this hard: The law and economics of business in Indian Country.
  • Making red lives matter: Public choice theory and Indian Country crime.
  • Religious Freedom (for most) Restoration Act: A critical review of the Ninth Circuit’s analysis in Apache Stronghold.
  • Remembering a giant - Alex Tallchief Skibine.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Michigan Public Service Commission votes to advance permitting for Enbridge’s Line 5 tunnel project
  • Cherokee Nation celebrates traffic citation revenue-sharing agreements
  • First Native Hawaiian woman confirmed as federal judge
  • Native American leaders join 70,000 world delegates at climate conference in Dubai
  • What the fight to expand access to the ballot for Native Americans looks like now