Supreme Court Asks Montana, Wyoming If Water Dispute Is Worth The Legal Fight
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:07 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 23 ordered Montana and Wyoming to “carefully consider whether it is appropriate for them to continue invoking the jurisdiction of the Court” after a special master indicated that the fees and expenses in the eight-year-old water litigation “could well exceed any recovery” (State of Montana v. State of Wyoming, et al., No. 137, Original, U.S. Sup.).
In December, Special Master Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr. of Stanford Law School in Stanford, Calif., estimated that Wyoming is liable...