Another U.S. Supreme Court Water Challenge Case

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Colorado River Water transfer pacts are at issue again in a new petition for review recently filed. In Cuatro Del Mar v. Imperial Irrigation District , U.S., No. 12-53, 7/11/12, Cuatro Del Mar, a citrus and palm tree grower, accused the Imperial...

Mountain States Legal Foundation: Supreme Court Must Hear Western “Takings Clause” Case

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience defending the rights of westerners against the federal government has urged the Supreme Court of the United States to...

Property Owner Allowed To Pursue Just Compensation Claim Over Rails To Trails Taking Of Easement

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A Wyoming man whose lawsuit-in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. for "just compensation" for use of his private property as a federal trail-was dismissed in November 2011...