original jurisdiction

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This is an original jurisdiction case brought by the States of Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Virginia, joined by the Southeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Commission (the "Commission") (collectively "petitioners") seeking...

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Oral argument: Feb. 27, 2012

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Apr. 8, 2011)

ORIGINAL JURISDICTION, ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, CIVIL SERVICE REFORM ACT

Petitioners Michael Elgin and three other government...

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The state of Florida has sued the state of Georgia over the use of water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (the “ACF Basin”) in the United States Supreme Court, which has original jurisdiction over the matter—i.e., this case begins...

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Because this case is between “two or more states,” this is one of the rare cases where the United States Supreme Court has original jurisdiction under Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. U.S. Constitution, Art. III, Sec. 2. For over a...

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On May 3, 2010, Kansas filed a Motion with the Supreme Court of the United States that revived previous litigation between Kansas and Nebraska concerning a water rights dispute. See Report of the Special Master at 9. The dispute reflects ongoing...

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In 2001, Petitioner Hollis-Arrington filed a suit, pro se, in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Cendant Mortgage Corporation, Fannie Mae, and Attorneys Equity National Corporation, all of which had participated in...

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Oral argument: November 27, 2007

WATER, RIVERS, RIPARIAN RIGHTS, ORIGINAL JURIDICTION, SPECIAL MASTER

In 2004, British Petroleum America (BP) requested approval to build a liquefied natural gas facility on the New Jersey shore of the...

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Oral argument: Oct. 5, 2009

Original Jurisdiction: United States Supreme Court

WATER LAW, ORIGINAL JURISDICTION, INTERVENORS, EQUITABLE APPORTIONMENT

The dispute between the South Carolina and North...

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On March 18, 1938, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado signed the Rio Grande Compact (the “Compact”). Complaint at 2, Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, (2013). The Compact resulted from a period of controversy among the states, in the early twentieth...