Category Archives: Regulations

Federal Court Enjoins HUD’s New National Down Payment Assistance Rule

Here are the materials in Cedar Band of Paiutes v. Department of Housing and Urban Development (D. Utah): 59-1-state-amicus-brief.pdf 69-hud-opposition.pdf 72-industry-amicus-brief.pdf 73-reply-in-support-of-motion-for-pi.pdf News article explaining the injunction here. We posted the complaint and the motion here.

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Interior Starts Process to Undo Eagle Act Regulations to Allow Non-Indians to Access Eagle Feathers

Here is the notice: 2019-04-30 FR An excerpt: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received a petition for rulemaking, which asks the Service to revise the existing rules pertaining to the religious use of federally protected bird feathers. The petition is being published … Continue reading

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“Waters of the United States” Comments by Michigan Tribal Interests

CORA, GTB, and Bay Mills comments on EPA’s proposal to change the definition of “Waters of the United States.” Bay Mills-WOTUS Comments Regarding EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149 CORA Comments WOTUS 2019 GTB 4-12-19 letter +map

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Burt Lake & Interior Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

Here are the materials in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.): 27-1 Burt Lake MSJ 30 DOI Cross Motion 32 Burt Lake Reply Prior posts here and here.

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NYTs: “Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year”

Here.

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FCC: “FCC stands by decision to raise broadband prices on American Indians”

Here.

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Federal Court Won’t Acknowledge Chinook Tribe, but Allows Suit to Challenge Federal Acknowledgement Regs

Here is the order in Chinook Indian Nation v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 45 dct order Materials here,

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Oklahoma Tribes Challenge FCC Wireless Infrastructure Siting Rule

Here is the petition in United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma v. Federal Communications Commission (D.C. Cir.): amended fcc petition as filed

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HHS in the News, and in Regulations, and in Lawsuits

Late last week, this article from Politico started making the rounds: But the Trump administration contends the tribes are a race rather than separate governments, and exempting them from Medicaid work rules — which have been approved in three states … Continue reading

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Federal Court Holds Burt Lake Band of Ottawa Indians Has Standing to Challenge 2015 Federal Acknowledgment Regs

Here is the order in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Zinke (D.D.C.): 20 DCT Order Briefs here. Here are some details on this as yet non-recognized tribe: New Scholarship on the Burt Lake Burn-Out Northern Express Article … Continue reading

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