National Indian Law Library Bulletin (1/29/2020)


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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
A petition for certiorari was filed on 1/23/20: 
Cherokee Nation v. Bernhardt (Fee to Trust)

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. EPA (Cultural Resources; Trust Relationship)
  • United States v. Cooley  (Indian Civil Rights Act) 
  • Mann v. Mohr  (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act) 
  • JW Gaming Development, LLC v. James  (Sovereign Immunity)

State Courts Bulletin
Gustafson v. Poitra  (Tribal Jurisdiction)

U.S. Legislation – 116th Congress Bulletin
H.R.5673 – Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 2020

News Bulletin
This week, in brief:

  • ‘An Indian is an Indian is an Indian’: Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
  • ‘It makes you really not like your people’: #StopDisenrollment campaign returns amid rise in tribal removals 
  • Agua Caliente files new lawsuit against Coachella water districts
  • Coastal erosion unites village of Kivalina and Louisiana tribes in UN complaint 
  • Washington state bill would makes Afros, braids protected hairstyles
  • The State of South Dakota and the Sioux Tribes
  • New North Dakota election chief disputes checkered past, looks to ‘be responsive’ to voter ID issues
  • Oklahoma legislation seeks to prevent missing, murdered Native Americans
  • Utah tribal leaders protest legislation aimed to keep Native American mascots
  • Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case