9th Circuit Will Hear Appeal About Tribe’s Reserved Rights To Underground Water

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 12:58 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 10 issued a briefing schedule for an interlocutory appeal over whether a Native American tribe has rights to groundwater under its reservation (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, et al. v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al., No. 15-55896, 9th Cir.).

In March, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians had reserved rights to groundwater under its reservation but that its aboriginal...
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