Tag Archives: Indian water rights

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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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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New Mexico Court of Appeals Upholds Navajo New Mexico Settlement

Here are the materials: 33437 MEMO OPINION 33439 33534 MEMO OPINION 33535 FORMAL OPINION 33535 ORDER DENYING

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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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Cert Opposition Briefs in Coachella v. Agua Caliente

Here: Agua Caliente Cert Opp US Cert Opp Cert petition here.

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Federal Court Concludes Spain Extinguished Jemez, Santa Ana, and Zia Pueblo Water Rights

Here are the available materials in United States v. Abousleman (D.N.M.): 4383 Magistrate Report 4384 Jemez and Santa Ana Pueblos Objections 4385 US Objections 4386 Zia Pueblo Objections 4388 Coalition Response 4389 State Reponse 4390 US Reply 4392 Pueblo Reply … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Indigenous Water Justice

Jason A. Robison, Barbara A. Cosens, Sue Jackson, Kelsey Leonard, and Daniel McCool have posted “Indigenous Water Justice” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Indigenous Peoples are struggling for water justice across the globe. These struggles stem from centuries-long, ongoing … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Crow Allottees Challenge to Water Compact

Here is the order in Crow Allottees Assn. v. Bureau of Indian Affairs: Crow Allottees Memorandum Opinion Briefs: Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Water District Files Cert Petition in Agua Caliente Water Rights Matter

Here is the petition in Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians: Coachella Cert Petition Question presented: Whether, when, and to what extent the federal reserved right doctrine recognized in Winters v. United States, 207 U.S. 564 (1908), preempts state-law regulation … Continue reading

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Federal Claims Court Dismisses Crow Creek Sioux Water Rights Takings Claim

Here are the materials in Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 6 Motion to Dismiss 12 Response 17 Reply 22 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff Crow Creek has sued the United States through the Department of the … Continue reading

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