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9th Circuit Asked To Review Tribe’s Reserved Rights To Groundwater On Reservation

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 10:25 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is considering whether to allow an interlocutory appeal concerning whether a Native American tribe has reserved rights to water under 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. 15-80053, 9th Cir.).

On March 20, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, finding that...
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