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Washington Healthcare Update

This Week: Repealing Obamacare becomes problematic in the Senate... More focus on drug prices and reimbursement... FDA asks, should we regulate “natural” and if so, how? ...more

Africa Update - August 2015 #4

Leading the News - South Sudan: On August 25th, a panel of United Nations (U.N.) experts monitoring U.N. sanctions on South Sudan released a report disclosing evidence that South Sudanese solders raped children,...more

Supreme Court Update: Glossip V. Gross (15-7955) And Order List

We're back with our final Update of OT14, covering Glossip v. Gross (15-7955), a doubly divisive death-penalty case, and providing a roundup of the Court's orders over the last few weeks. (Did you think we'd forgotten about...more

Baker's Openness to Changing State Flag Could Lead to Something Much Better

Governor Charlie Baker gave a jolt of energy recently to an idea that’s been languishing at the State House for years and that came to the fore this week because of the racially motivated slaughter of nine African-Americans...more

Transgender Native American Prisoner Denied Access to Sweat Lodge and Unsatisfied with the Alternative Sues under RLUIPA: More on...

Corrections Corporation of America (Dist. Idaho 2015) because the decision reflects a recent trend in RLUIPA cases: close judicial scrutiny as to whether a compelling government interest is furthered by “the least restrictive...more

Ninth Circuit Upholds TERO Requirements in Indian Country Mineral Leasing

Conducting commercial operations on tribal lands can pose significant challenges for non-Indian companies. Demonstrating sensitivity to the cultural nuances of Native American society and navigating the complex web of federal...more

Ninth Circuit Rejects EEOC's Challenge of Tribal Hiring Preferences

Tribal hiring preferences based on political classifications are permissible under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in EEOC v. Peabody W. Coal Co. The first...more

Federal Court Approves EEOC Subpoena in Investigation of Giant Milwaukee Indian Casino

Federal Agency Says Decision Confirms Authority to Investigate Charges of Discrimination Involving Business Operations of Indian Employers - MILWAUKEE, Wis. - On May 6, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman approved the...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 22 July 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Reports: British Medical Association (BMA): 17 July 2013 - Medical students complete national prescribing test pilot. A...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 8 July 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Judgments: New South Wales. Medical Tribunal - Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) v Saedlounia [2013] NSWMT 13...more

Religious Institutions Update: March 2013

In this Issue: - Key Cases - Court Upholds Permitting, Licensing and Zoning Regulation of Spiritual Counselors - Non-Liturgical Navy Chaplains Denied Injunctive Relief for Statistical Imbalance in...more

John Ruggie Gives Opening Address at U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights

On December 4 and 5, more than 1,000 participants from 85 countries gathered for the first U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum focused on “trends and challenges” in the implementation of...more

9th Circuit Affirms Judgment for Teck Alaska in Title VII Shareholder Preference Suit -Court validates ANCSA shareholder...

In Conitz v. Teck Alaska, a case involving shareholder preferences closely watched by ANCSA corporations and others, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a brief unpublished decision affirming the district...more

Are ANCSA Corporations subject to GINA?

In November 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its final regulations governing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA) (Title II establishes GINA’s employment-related...more

ZAPU- Life from the belly of the beast

Jonah is the name given in the bible to a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel, about the 8th century BC. In the book of Jonah, he is ordered by God to go the city of Nineveh to prophesy against their wickedness that was...more


In 2007, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty estimated that 3.5 million people in America (1.35 million of them children), were likely to experience homelessness in a given year. While difficult to measure,...more

California Lawyer’s analysis of Indian Law, Tribal Law and Native American Law

Perhaps there is no area of law in California where there are so few knowledgeable attorneys than in the area of Tribal Law and Native American Law. Perhaps in no area of law are there so few resources for lawyers to even...more

Ruling on Indian money tries to put price on broken trust

Decades of litigation succeeds in holding Federal government responsible for mishandling of tribal members' property....more

Slave Artists as Powerful Reality Creators: Taking Responsibility and Rejecting Race Consciousness

This article critiques the race conscious thinking inherent in Critical Race Theory ("CRT") and offers an alternative to structuralism and determinism. It reviews the colonial origins of race consciousness, and argues that...more

Geopolitics & Women's Bodies from the Perspective of the South Asian Diaspora

The 1947 Indian Partition ("Partition") endures as a decisive moment in world history, not only for its significance in the emergency of India and Pakistan, but also for its impact on the legal rights of women. Before...more

Turning a Blind Eye: the Tragedy of Convenient Human Rights

“One death is a tragedy; one million, a statistic.” These were the words of Joseph Stalin, who, as the leader of the Soviet Union's Communist Party, was responsible for the killing of millions upon millions of Russian...more

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