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In Water Rights Case, Justice Breyer Asks States: ‘Can You Work This Out?

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Listening to arguments by Kansas about Nebraska’s violation of a 2006 Republican River water rights settlement, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer on Oct. 14, 2014, asked Nebraska’s lawyer: “Is there any chance that you all could work this out?” (State of Kansas v. State of Nebraska, et al., No. 126, Original, U.S. Sup.).

(Transcript available. Document #95-141023-017T.)

In a case of original jurisdiction, both Kansas and Nebraska filed exceptions to a special master’s recommendation last year that Nebraska pay Kansas $5.5...
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