Today’s first petition of the day is:

Fox v. Vice (Granted )

Docket: 10-114
Issue(s): 1) Whether defendants can be awarded attorney's fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1988 in an action based on a dismissal of a claim, when the plaintiff has asserted other interrelated and non-frivolous claims; and 2) whether it is improper to award defendants all of the attorney's fees they incurred in an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1988, when the fees were spent defending non-frivolous claims that were intertwined with the frivolous claim.

Certiorari stage documents:

Today’s second petition of the day is:

Grant County Black Sands Irrigation District v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Note: Howe & Russell represent the petitioners in this case.
Docket: 10-116
Issue(s): Whether the government may deprive landowners of the ability to acquire a permanent water right and other reclamation law entitlements by limiting landowners to perpetually extending ten-year “water utility” contracts under 43 U.S.C. § 485(e).

Certiorari stage documents:

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