Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-889 10th Cir. Apr 23, 2013
Tr.Aud.
Jun 13, 2013 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2012

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, represents the City of Dallas as amicus curiae in this case.

Holding: The Red River Compact, which allocates water rights within the Red River basin among the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, does not pre-empt the Oklahoma water statutes at issue in this case.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on June 13, 2013.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 19 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 21, 2012)
Feb 20 2012Brief amicus curiae of Upper Trinity Regional Water District filed.
Feb 21 2012Brief of respondent Rudolf John Herrmann, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 21 2012Brief amicus curiae of Texas filed.
Feb 21 2012Brief amicus curiae of North Texas Municipal Water District filed.
Feb 21 2012Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by City of Irving, Texas, City of Hugo, Oklahoma and Hugo Municipal Authority.
Feb 21 2012Letter proposing a lodging of non record material received from counsel for amici City of Irving, Texas, et al.
Mar 6 2012Reply of petitioner Tarrant Regional Water District filed.
Mar 7 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 23, 2012.
Mar 26 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 30, 2012.
Apr 2 2012The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Nov 30 2012Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Dec 11 2012Supplemental brief of respondents Rudolf John Herrmann, et al. filed.
Dec 12 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2013.
Dec 12 2012Supplemental brief of petitioner Tarrant Regional Water District filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2012Lodging received from counsel for amici City of Irving, Texas, et al. in electronic format.
Jan 4 2013Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by City of Irving, Texas, City of Hugo, Oklahoma and Hugo Municipal Authority GRANTED.
Jan 4 2013Petition GRANTED.
Feb 11 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Feb 12 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Feb 19 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Feb 19 2013Joint appendix filed. (Two Volumes) (Statement of costs filed.)
Feb 19 2013Brief of petitioner Tarrant Regional Water District filed.
Feb 20 2013Proposal of counsel for petitioners to lodge copies of non-record material which were relied on in their opening brief.
Feb 25 2013Brief amici curiae of City of Irving, Texas, City of Hugo, Oklahoma, and Hugo Municipal Authority filed.
Feb 25 2013Brief amicus curiae of North Texas Municipal Water District filed.
Feb 25 2013Brief amicus curiae of Upper Trinity Regional Water District filed.
Feb 26 2013Brief amici curiae of Olen Paul Matthews and Michael Pease filed.
Feb 26 2013Brief amicus curiae of City of Dallas filed.
Feb 26 2013Brief amicus curiae of United States supporting Vacatur and Remand filed.
Feb 26 2013Brief amici curiae of Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, et al. filed.
Feb 26 2013Brief amicus curiae of Texas filed.
Feb 26 2013Brief amicus curiae of Texas Water Conservation Association filed.
Feb 26 2013Brief amici curiae of Cities of Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas filed. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2013Brief amicus curiae of North Texas Commission filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2013Record Received from the U.S.C.A. for the 10th Circuit. (1-Box )
Mar 1 2013CIRCULATED.
Mar 21 2013Brief of respondent Rudolf John Herrmann, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Louisiana and Arkansas filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Republican River Water Conservation District, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2013Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Professors of law and political science filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of City of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust filed.
Mar 28 2013Brief amici curiae of States of Colorado, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2013Proposal of amici Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust to lodge non-record material.
Apr 9 2013Lodging consisting of three documents received from counsel for the petitioner. (Distributed).
Apr 12 2013Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Apr 15 2013Reply of petitioner Tarrant Regional Water District filed. (Distributed)
Apr 23 2013Argued. For petitioner: Charles A. Rothfeld, Washington, D. C.; and Ann O'Connell, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Lisa S. Blatt, Washington, D. C.
Jun 13 2013Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jul 15 2013JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Aug 16 2013Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 10th Circuit.
 
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