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Supreme Court Ruling Represents Major Shift for Railroad Rights of Way

This week, the Supreme Court ruled that the United States Forest Service could not construct a trail on an abandoned railroad right of way (ROW) that crosses through private property. Brandt v. United States, No. 12-1173,...more

3/18/2014 - Brandt Irrevocable Trust v Us Eminent Domain Railroads Railways SCOTUS Takings

Decision Made Concerning Red River Compact

This month, in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, the United States Supreme Court unanimously sided with the State of Oklahoma in the state’s long battle with the State of Texas concerning the Red River Compact, 94...more

6/26/2013 - Cross-Border Red River Compact SCOTUS Water Water Rights

California's Rainwater Recapture Act Lets State Residents Capture, Use Harvested Rainwater

Overview Californians may now legally capture and use rainwater harvested from rooftops. Departing from Western states' long-standing tradition of making it illegal to capture and use precipitation based on the prior...more

2/11/2013 - Rainwater Capture Act Water

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