Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado

Pending petition
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22o141 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether New Mexico is in violation of the Rio Grande Compact and the Rio Grande Project Act, which apportion water to Rio Grande Project beneficiaries.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 1 2013Documents filed with the Special Master may be found on the Special Master's website at www.gordonarata.com/tvnm
Jan 8 2013Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint filed. (Response due March 11, 2013)
Mar 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of Hudspeth County Conservation and Reclamation District No. 1 filed.
Mar 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 filed.
Mar 11 2013Brief of respondent Colorado in opposition filed.
Mar 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of City of El Paso, Texas filed.
Mar 11 2013Brief of respondent New Mexico in opposition filed.
Mar 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of City of Las Cruces filed.
Mar 22 2013Reply of petitioner Texas, filed.
Mar 27 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.
Apr 15 2013The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Dec 10 2013Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Dec 31 2013Supplemental brief of respondent New Mexico filed.
Dec 31 2013Supplemental brief of respondent Colorado filed.
Jan 7 2014Motion for leave to file supplemental brief and supplemental brief in response to New Mexico's supplemental brief filed by petitioner Texas, Plaintiff.
Jan 8 2014Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 24, 2014.
Jan 27 2014Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is GRANTED. Motion for leave to file supplemental brief is GRANTED. New Mexico is allowed 60 days within which to file a motion to dismiss, in the nature of a motion under Rule 12(b)(6), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff is allowed 45 days to file a response to the motion. A reply, if any, shall be filed within 15 days after the response is filed.
Feb 27 2014Motion for leave to intervene filed by United States.
Mar 10 2014Order extending time to file the Motion to Dismiss the Bill of Complaint filed by Texas to a date 30 days after the Court issues an order on the Motion for Leave to Intervene filed by the United States. Extension granted for all Respondents.
Mar 10 2014Response in support of motion of the United States for leave to intervene as a plaintiff from petitioner Texas, Plaintiff filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2014Response to motion of the United States for leave to intervene as a plaintiff, from respondent New Mexico filed. (Distributed)
Mar 12 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 28, 2014.
Mar 14 2014Reply of United States in support of motion to intervene filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2014Motion for leave to intervene filed by United States GRANTED.
Apr 30 2014Motion to dismiss Texas' Complaint and the United States' Complaint in Intervention filed by respondent New Mexico.
Apr 30 2014Brief amicus curiae of City of Las Cruces filed.
May 8 2014Lodging Request received from Counsel for New Mexico.
Jun 16 2014Brief for the United States in opposition to New Mexico's Motion to Dismiss Texas's Complaint and the United States' Complaint in Intervention filed.
Jun 16 2014Texas's Brief in Response to New Mexico's Motion to Dismiss Texas's Complaint and the United States' Complaint in Intervention filed.
Jun 16 2014Brief amicus curiae of City of El Paso, Texas filed.
Jun 16 2014Lodging request received from the City of El Paso, Texas
Jun 16 2014Brief amicus curiae of Hudspeth County Conservation and Reclamation District No. 1 filed.
Jun 16 2014Brief amicus curiae of El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 filed.
Jun 17 2014Objection to New Mexico's Lodging Request filed by Counsel for Texas.
Jul 1 2014Reply of respondent New Mexico filed.
Jul 9 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Nov 3 2014It is ordered that A. Gregory Grimsal, Esquire, of New Orleans, Louisiana, is appointed Special Master in this case with authority to fix the time and conditions for the filing of additional pleadings, to direct subsequent proceedings, to summon witnesses, to issue subpoenas, and to take such evidence as may be introduced and such as he may deem it necessary to call for. The Special Master is directed to submit Reports as he may deem appropriate. The compensation of the Special Master, the allowances to him, the compensation paid to his legal, technical, stenographic and clerical assistants, the cost of printing his Reports, and all other proper expenses, including travel expenses, shall be charged against and be borne by the parties in such proportion as the Court may hereafter direct.
Nov 6 2014Oath of Special Master filed.
Dec 3 2014Motion for leave to intervene filed by Elephant Butte Irrigation District.
Dec 10 2014Order extending time to file response to Motion for leave to intervene to and including January 29, 2015, for all parties.
Jan 29 2015Response in opposition to Elephant Butte Irrigation District's motion for leave to intervene from United States filed.
Jan 29 2015Response in opposition to Elephant Butte Irrigation District's motion of for leave to intervene by New Mexico filed.
Jan 29 2015Response to Elephant Butte Irrigation District's motion to intervene from petitioner Texas, Plaintiff filed.
Jan 29 2015Response to Elephant Butte Irrigation District's motion to intervene from respondent Colorado filed.
Feb 2 2015Order extending time to file a reply to the responses to the motion to intervene by Elephant Butte Irrigation District to and including March 20, 2015.
Mar 20 2015Reply to Briefs Opposing Motion for Leave to Intervene of Hernandez, Steven Landeros Elephant Butte Irrigation District filed.
Apr 8 2015Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2015.
Apr 22 2015Motion for leave to intervene filed by El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1.
Apr 24 2015Order extending time to file response to motion to intervene file by El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 granted to and including June 10, 2015, for all parties. Reply briefs are due July 10, 2015.
Apr 27 2015Motion for leave to intervene filed by Elephant Butte Irrigation District referred to the Special Master.
May 6 2015First Interim Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements filed by Special Master.
May 19 2015Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 4, 2015.
May 26 2015Order extending time to file a response to the Special Master's motion for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements to and including June 12, 2015 for all parties.
Jun 10 2015Brief of United States in opposition to El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1's motion for leave to intervene filed.
Jun 10 2015Brief in response to El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1's motion for leave to intervene of Texas, Plaintiff filed.
Jun 10 2015Response in opposition to motion of El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 for leave to intervene by respondent New Mexico filed.
Jun 10 2015Response to El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1's motion for leave to intervene from respondent Colorado filed.
Jun 17 2015Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Jul 10 2015Reply in Support of Motion of El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 for leave to intervene filed by El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 .
Jul 15 2015Motion of El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 for leave to intervene DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Jul 15 2015Motion of the Special Master for Allowance of Fees and Disbursements. DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
 
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