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Category "Western Water Law & Policy"

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Procedure For Challenging Regulations Defining the Scope of the Clean Water Act, Leaving Substance Unresolved

Reversing a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court held that challenges to [...]

Montana Supreme Court Affirms Water Court’s Apportionment of Disputed Irrigation Rights

On November 14, 2017, the Montana Supreme Court affirmed the Water Court’s order settling a [...]

Justice Kennedy’s Opinion In Rapanos Still Controls Questions of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Within the Ninth Circuit

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on November 27, has re-established that Justice Kennedy’s concurring [...]

How Department of the Interior Modification of Gold Butte National Monument In Nevada Implicates Water Rights

Raging across headline news wires during the month of December 2017 are reports about the [...]