The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/19/16. Sign up for free (generally weekly) email updates here. Not all updates are published on this blog.
U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 12/7/16.
U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation v. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Tobacco – Federal Excise Tax)
U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin
Tribe v. Fleming (Indian Child Welfare Act – Due Process Clause)
Navajo Health Foundation v. Burwell (Indian Health Service Contracts)
State Courts Bulletin
Stand Up for California! v. State (Land into Trust; Gaming)
In the Land & Water section we feature articles about recent Indian water settlements.
U.S. Regulatory Bulletin
We feature a Department of Justice notice of federal concurrent jurisdiction with the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin
Here are the articles featured this week:
Is the Indian Child Welfare Act losing steam?: Narrowing non-custodial parental rights after Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.
Religious Freedom Restoration Act–substantial burden–Ninth Circuit holds that federal cannabis prohibition is not a substantial burden.– Oklevueha Native American Church of Hawaii, Inc. v. Lynch, 828 F.3d 1012 (9th CIR. 2016).
U.S. Legislation Bulletin
These bills were added:
S.612: Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act.
S.817: A bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
S.818: A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.
National Indian Law Library/NARF