National Indian Law Library Bulletin (3/20/2018)

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 3/20/18.

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petition was filed in Harvey, et al., v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. (Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies) on 3/7/18.

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin

  • Tribal lending and tribal sovereignty.
  • Beyond trademark: The Washington Redskins case and the search for dignity.
  • International Indigenous economic law.

Federal Courts Bulletin
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Rights-of Way; Trespass)

News Bulletin
In the Health & Welfare section we feature an article about an NCAI five-year report on tribal nations exercising the Violence Against Women Act.

U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following bills were added:
H.R.5317: To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.


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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.