Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

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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