March 20, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 3/20/2024

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Soto Palmer, et al. v. Hobbs, et al. (Voting Rights Act; Redistricting)
  • Fahy, et al. v. Minto Development Corporation, et al. (Economic Development; Tribal Lending; Tribal Sovereign Immunity)
  • Ramos v. San Diego American Health Center (Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; Federal Tort Claims Act; Data Breach)
  • Cordova v. Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (Public Law 280; Tribal Law Ordinances; Cannabis)

State Courts Bulletin

  • South Point Energy Center LLC v. Arizona Department of Revenue (White Mountain Apache Tribe v. Bracker; Indian Taxation)
  • State of Montana v. Malinda Crazymule (Criminal Jurisdiction)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.7663 - To amend title 40, United States Code, to include Indian Tribes among entities that may receive Federal surplus real property for certain purposes, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.7684 - Udall Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2024 / To reauthorize the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res.597 - A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Strengthening the Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program (HUD)
  • Request for Information: Office of Head Start Tribal Programs (HHS)
  • Alaska Native Claims Selection (Interior)

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

  • Comparative frameworks for a human rights-based approach to psychedelics.
  • Free exercise claims over Indigenous sacred sites: Justice long overdue.
  • The impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on energy justice and green energy development in Indian Country.
  • Remedying the insular cases: Providing Tribal sovereignty to unincorporated territories to ensure constitutional rights for all U.S. nationals and citizens.
  • Tribal water sovereignty: Authorizing Indian water marketing in the Colorado Basin.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Are we living up to our obligations to protect Native American rights and Tribal sovereignty? with John Echohawk [podcast]
  • New Department of Interior opinion promises to recognize expanded Tribal jurisdiction in Alaska
  • Organizations assist Native American voters as election year ramps up
  • New NAGPRA rules: A sea change in federal regulations
  • Indigenous student wins fight to wear eagle feather at Tennessee graduation