National Indian Law Library Bulletin (3/11/2020)

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U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin 
http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2019-2020update.html
Petitions for certiorari were denied in two cases on 3/9/20:
James v. JW Gaming Development (Sovereign Immunity)
McMahon v. Chemeheuvi Indian Tribe (Reservation Diminishment) 

Federal Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2020.html

  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act)
  • Lopez v. State of Colorado (Negligent Conduct; Discrimination)
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. David Bernhardt (Fee to Trust; IGRA)
  • Patterson v. Calderin (RLUIPA)
  • Hawk v. Ecoffey (Prison Litigation Reform Act)

State Courts Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2020.html
In the Matter of T.J. II (Indian Child Welfare Act) 

Tribal Courts Bulletin 
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2020.html
Carsetti v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Negligence) 

News Bulletin
https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.html 
This week, in brief:

  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe wins major victory in homelands litigation
  • How Maine’s tribes are fighting for a broader role in state governance
  • Driving While Indian: Washington considers study to monitor racial bias by state patrol
  • Michigan school district votes to drop Redskins mascot nickname
  • Cherokee Nation awards $6 million to local school districts, challenges Oklahoma to follow its lead
  • Native campaigns: The untold story of the presidential 2020 election
  • Efforts underway to bolster tribes’ energy independence
  • Eastern ranchers say BIA mishandling grazing permits
  • Arizona’s growing powwow, ‘safe space’ for Two-Spirit