Supreme Court Struggles with Damage Assessment in Water Dispute as Interstate Compact Breaks Down

Gold, H. David
August 2002
Ecology Law Quarterly;2002, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p427
Academic Journal
Discusses the Supreme Court case Kansas versus Colorado in which the court issued a multi-faceted opinion assessing the damages that the latter must pay for violating the Arkansas River Compact. Background of the case; Argument raised by the state of Colorado; Implication of the case for the ability of compacts to resolve inter water disputes.


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