Bad decision for water rights

March 07, 2013 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Last week, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in Casitas Municipal Water District v. United States, dismissed as unripe the plaintiff district’s takings claim.  (PLF submitted an amicus brief supporting the district).  The case arose out of the district’s operation of the Ventura River Project.  In 2003, the National Marine Fisher ...