National Indian Law Library Bulletin (2/22/2018)

Written by: Matthew Fletcher

Primary Source : Turtle Talk, February 22, 2018


The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/22/18.

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin

Petition for certiorari was denied in Renteria, et al. v. Superior Court of California, Tulare County, et al. (Indian Child Welfare Act) and in Norton, et al. v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. (Jurisdiction) on 2/20/18.

Petition for certiorari was filed in Eastern Shoshone Tribe v. Wyoming, et al. (Reservation Boundaries – Diminishment) on 2/16/18.

Tribal Courts Bulletin

In re: Challenge to the Eligibility of Randy Junior White, Candidate for Council(Elections)

Diaz v. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (Gaming; Personal Injury – Slip and Fall)

U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin

Chissoe v. Zinke (Fee-to-trust Acquisition)

News Bulletin

In the Health & Welfare section, we feature an article about Alaska transferring child welfare services for Native Alaskans to tribes.


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Matthew Fletcher
Matthew L.M. Fletcher is Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the Chief Justice of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court and also sits as an appellate judge for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan. In 2010, Professor Fletcher was elected to the American Law Institute.