April 3, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 4/3/2024

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

One petition for certiorari was denied on 4/1/2024:

  • Littlefield v. Department of the Interior (Land trust acquisitions under the Indian Reorganization Act)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. v. United States Department of Interior, et al. (Tribal Water Rights; Fiduciary Duties; Administrative Record)
  • Wild Fish Conservancy v. Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (Attorneys' Fees and Costs; Intervening Parties)
  • Great American Life Insurance Company v. United States Department of the Interior (Indian Financing Act; Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program)
  • Pueblo of San Felipe v. Haaland, et al. (Quiet Title Act; Administrative Procedure Act)
  • Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al. (Treaty Water Rights; Clean Water Act; Administrative Procedure Act)
  • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan (Michigan Health Care False Claims Act (HCFCA))
  • Waukegan Potawatomi Casino, LLC v. City of Waukegan (Illinois Gambling Act; 42 U.S.C. § 1983)
  • United States, et al. v. The State of Alaska, et al. (Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act; Subsistence Fishing Rights)
  • Crow Tribe of Indians, et al. v. Repsis, et al. (Treaty Hunting Rights; Herrera v. Wyoming)
  • Biers v. Dentons US LLP, et al. (Federal Court Authority; Sanctions)
  • Johnson v. Town of Charlestown (State Constitutional Claims; Heck v. Humphrey; Tribal Political Dissident)
  • Brown, et al. v. Haaland, et al. (Tribal Court Proceedings; Exhaustion of Remedies)
  • United States v. McGirt (Federal Court Jurisdiction; Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Cherokee Nation v. Shriver (22 C.N.C.A. § 153; Absence Limitation)
  • Cherokee Nation v. Shriver (22 C.N.C.A. § 153; Absence Limitation)
  • Rodgers v. Cherokee Nation (Filing of Fees)
  • Jardine v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (Mohegan Torts Code; Negligence)
  • Bolden v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (Negligence)
  • Granata v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (Negligence; Affirmative Act Rule)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Montana Democratic Party v. Jacobsen (Voting Rights)
  • Stitt v. Treat (Taxation)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • H.R.7859 - To authorize the integration and administrative streamlining of Federal funding for Indian Tribes that have reservations, other Tribal lands, or ways of life at risk due to environmental impacts and natural disasters, and for other purposes.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Strengthening the Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program; Correction (HUD)

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

  • An old dilemma in deep seabed mining: Free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous Peoples in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
  • Participation of Indigenous Peoples in decision making over deep-seabed mining.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • In a major ruling, Montana Supreme Court strikes down 4 elections bills
  • Project seeks to gather Alaska environmental knowledge embedded in Indigenous languages
  • Wyoming can no longer use a 30-year-old case to prosecute Tribal hunters, judge finds
  • SCOTUS hears arguments about a case involving federal health funding for the Northern Arapaho Tribe
  • New online collection seeks to foster Native co-stewardship of public lands