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Supreme Court rules against Kansas in Arkansas River case

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Kansas is not entitled to seek further damages from Colorado for diverting water from the Arkansas River into Colorado farm lands. The Court had ruled in 2001 that Colorado was liable for millions of dollars in damages and interest, but Kansas had sought to recover an additional $24 million beyond a figure of $29 million recommended by the special master appointed to handle the dispute. From Wichita, KAKE-TV has more. Read the full text of the Suprem Court's latest opinion in Kansas v. Colorado here [PDF; by Justice Breyer, with Justice Stevens dissenting in part].

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