Category Archives: water rights

Ninth Circuit Issues Trio of Decisions on Walker River

Here is the opinion in United States v. Walker River Irrigation District. From the court’s syllabus: The panel first held that the district court was correct that it retained jurisdiction to litigate additional rights in the Walker River Basin and … Continue reading

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Idaho SCT Briefs in Coeur d’Alene Water Rights Case

Here are the briefs (so far) in Coeur d’Alene Tribe v. State of Idaho: Tribe Opening Brief US Opening Brief

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Stephen Greetham on Tribal-State Water Planning

Stephen Greetham has published “Water Planning, Tribal Voices, and Creative Approaches: Seeking New Paths Through Tribal-State Water Conflict by Collaboration on State Water Planning Efforts” in the Natural Resources Journal.

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Update in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of the Interior (water rights case on remand)

Here: 2018-04-13 Doc 335 NN Mot Leave Intervene 2018-04-13 Doc 335-1 NN Memo in Support of Mot for Leave to Amend 2018-04-13 Doc 335-2 EX 1 – NN Proposed Third Amended Complaint On remand from the Ninth Circuit, the Nation … Continue reading

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FBA Indian Law Conference Panel on Winters Rights

Trent Crable, Daron Carreiro, Heather Whiteman Runs Him, Joel Williams, Jeanette Wolfley

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Ninth Circuit Restores Navajo Nation Trust Breach Claim in Colorado River Water Rights Matter

Here is the opinion in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of the Interior. An excerpt: The panel held that the Nation’s breach of trust claim was not barred by sovereign immunity, and remanded to the district court to consider the claim … Continue reading

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Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage CLE

December 6* -8, 2017 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Memorial Union, Ventana Ballroom 1290 S. Normal Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287 Tempe campus Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous peoples are among the … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Agua Caliente Water Rights Case

Here is the order list. Here are the cert stage materials.

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Montana SCT Affirms Constitutionality of CSKT Water Rights Compact

Here is the opinion in Flathead Joint Board of Control v. State. Briefs: Board brief State brief Tribe brief Board reply State reply

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Cert Stage Briefs in Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Here: Coachella Cert Petition States Amicus Brief Agua Caliente Cert Opp US Cert Opp Coachella Reply Desert Water Agency Reply Agua Caliente Supplemental Brief

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