Supreme Court Rejects Another Texas Suit under Its Original Jurisdiction, This Time about Water
The Supreme Court issued two more opinions this morning, one in an argued case and the other in a summary reversal.
In Texas v. New Mexico, a 7-1 Supreme Court rejected Texas’s claim that it was owed more water from New Mexico. Like Texas v. Pennsylvania, this was a case that arose under the Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction, because it involved a suit by one state against another state.
Justice Kavanaugh wrote for the Court. Justice Alito concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part. Justice Barrett did not participate. The dispute focused on which state had to bear the costs of evaporation that occurred when New Mexico temporarily stored water at Texas’s request.
The introduction to Justice Kavanaugh’s opinion nicely summarizes the details and conclusions:
This is a case about evaporated water. In the southwestern United States, the Pecos River begins near Santa Fe,
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