Tag Archives: 9th Circuit

Agua Caliente Tribe Sues to Quantify Groundwater Rights

Long before the Rat Pack purchased homes in swinging Palm Springs, before there were wind farms as far as the eye can see, and before the Coachella Music Festival became the hipster music aficionado capitol of the world, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians farmed Coachella Valley lands. In fact, the Agua Caliente Band … Continue Reading

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear 9th Circuit Decision Rejecting Greenhouse Gas Tort Litigation

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the 9th Circuit’s decision in Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxon Mobil Corp., 696 F.3d 849 (9th Cir. 2012).  By decling to hear the case, the US Supreme Court leaves another judgment stand which holds that the Clean Air Act preempts greenhouse gas tort claims.  In Kivalina, the Alaskan Village of Kivalina … Continue Reading