June 18, 2024

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 06/18/2024

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

One petition for certiorari was denied on 6/17/24:

  • West Flagler Associates v. Haaland (Indian Gaming)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Trespass Restitution)
  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Ure, et al. (Sale of Trust Lands; Civil Rights Acts; Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin

  • Lela Mae Flowers v. Jena Bank of Choctaw Indians, et al. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity)

U.S. Legislation - 118th Congress Bulletin

  • S.4558 - A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the right of members of a federally recognized Indian Tribe in the United States and First Nations individuals in Canada to cross the borders of the United States.

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals (Commerce)
  • Strengthening the Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program; Delay of Effective and Compliance Dates (HUD)

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

  • Arizona v. Navajo Nation.
  • Indigeneity in the classroom: Avenues for Native American students to challenge anti-critical race theory laws.
  • The link between individual domestic violence and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women: VAWA is not enough.
  • Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina and Haaland v. Brackeen: Lessons on the future of affirmative action for Native American college applicants.
  • Tribal sovereignty & sovereign immunity in bankruptcy.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • Railway ordered to pay Washington state Tribe nearly $400M for trespassing
  • Report finds Colorado was built on $1.7 trillion of land expropriated from Tribal Nations
  • Why so many California Indians lack the federal recognition given to other Native Americans
  • Oklahoma City University launches Tribal sovereignty institute
  • US bishops release pastoral framework for healing with Native Catholics