Petition of the day
Today’s first petition of the day is:
Fox v. Vice (Granted )
Issue(s): 1) Whether defendants can be awarded attorney's fees under 42 U.S.C. Â§ 1988 in an action based on a dismissal of a claim, when the plaintiff has asserted other interrelated and non-frivolous claims; and 2) whether it is improper to award defendants all of the attorney's fees they incurred in an action under 42 U.S.C. Â§ 1988, when the fees were spent defending non-frivolous claims that were intertwined with the frivolous claim.
Certiorari stage documents:
Today’s second petition of the day is:
Grant County Black Sands Irrigation District v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Note: Howe & Russell represent the petitioners in this case.
Issue(s): Whether the government may deprive landowners of the ability to acquire a permanent water right and other reclamation law entitlements by limiting landowners to perpetually extending ten-year â€œwater utilityâ€ contracts under 43 U.S.C. Â§ 485(e).