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Grant County Black Sands Irrigation District v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Petition for certiorari denied on January 10, 2010
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-116 Federal Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2009

Disclosure: Howe & Russell represent the petitioners in this case.

Issue: 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 “water utility” contracts under 43 U.S.C. § 485(e).

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