Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-218 Supreme Court of Montana Dec 7, 2011
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Feb 22, 2012 9-0 Kennedy OT 2011
 
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Holding: The Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that the state of Montana owns and may charge for use of the riverbeds at issue was based on an infirm legal understanding of the Court’s rules of navigability for title un­der the equal-footing doctrine.

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Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on February 22, 2012.

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CVSG Information

Invited: November 1, 2010

Filed: May 20, 2011 (Deny)

Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs for the Petitioner Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioner  Merits Briefs for the Respondent Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent

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