The petition of the day is:


Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit properly held — in conflict with this Court’s decisions — that the federal reserved water rights doctrine authorizes the unprecedented federal takeover of Alaska’s navigable waters sanctioned by the 1999 Rule; and (2) whether the Ninth Circuit properly proceeded on the premise — which also conflicts with this Court’s decisions — that the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act could be interpreted to federalize navigable waters at all given Congress’s silence on the Act’s application to navigable waters.

Posted in Alaska v. Jewell, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 24, 2014, 9:50 PM),