9th Circuit Asked To Reverse Groundwater Rights Ruling For Band’s Reservation

Mealey's (October 30, 2015, 1:49 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Even as the case proceeds in federal district court, two California water agencies on Oct. 9 argued to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians do not have a federal reserved right to groundwater underlying its reservation (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al., United States of America v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al., No. 15-55896, 9th Cir.).

(Water agencies’ brief available. Document #95-151105-009B.)

In March, U.S. Judge...
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