Petition of the day
Today’s first petition of the day is:
Fox v. Vice (Granted )
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.
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 â€œwater utilityâ€ contracts under 43 U.S.C. Â§ 485(e).