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No. 02-626
Title:
South Florida Water Management District, Petitioner
v.
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, et al.
Docketed:October 24, 2002
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  Case Nos.:(00-15703)
  Decision Date:February 1, 2002
  Rehearing Denied:June 21, 2002
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Aug 29 2002 Application (02A183) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 19, 2002 to October 21, 2002, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 29 2002 Application (02A183) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until October 21, 2002.
Oct 21 2002 Petition for writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 25, 2002)
Nov 25 2002 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Pacific Legal Foundation.
Nov 25 2002 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Lake Worth Drainage District, et al.
Nov 25 2002 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, et al.
Nov 25 2002 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by National Water Resources Association, et al.
Nov 25 2002 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by City of New York, et al.
Nov 25 2002 Brief of respondents Miccosukee Tribe, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 12 2002 Reply of petitioner South FL Water Mgmt. filed.
Jan 13 2003 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 30 2003 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 9 2003 Supplemental brief of petitioner South FL Water Mgmt. filed.
Jun 27 2003 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Pacific Legal Foundation GRANTED.
Jun 27 2003 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by City of New York, et al. GRANTED.
Jun 27 2003 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, et al. GRANTED.
Jun 27 2003 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Lake Worth Drainage District, et al. GRANTED.
Jun 27 2003 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by National Water Resources Association, et al. GRANTED.
Jun 27 2003 Petition GRANTED. Limited to Question 1 presented by the Petition.
Jul 14 2003 Extension of time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits to and including September 10, 2003.
Jul 14 2003 Extension of time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits to and including November 14, 2003.
Sep 9 2003 Brief amici curiae of Nationwide Public Projects Coalition, et al. filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief of petitioner South Florida Water Management District filed.
Sep 10 2003 Joint appendix filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amici curiae of National Water Resources Association, et al. filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amici curiae of National League of Cities, et al. filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amicus curiae of City of Weston, FL filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amicus curiae of Idaho Governor D. Kempthorne filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amici curiae of States of Colorado and New Mexico filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amici curiae of Lake Worth Drainage District, et al. filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amici curiae of Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, et al. filed.
Sep 10 2003 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Hydropower Association.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Home Builders filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amicus curiae of Utility Water Act Group filed.
Sep 10 2003 Brief amici curiae of City of New York, et al. filed.
Sep 18 2003 Letter of petitioner proposing a lodging.
Oct 6 2003 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Hydropower Association GRANTED.
Nov 3 2003 SET FOR ARGUMENT Wednesday, January 14, 2004.
Nov 4 2003 CIRCULATED.
Nov 12 2003 Brief amici curiae of Trout Unlimited Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 13 2003 Brief amici curiae of Association of State Wetland Managers and Tropical Audubon Society filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief of respondent Friends of Everglades, Inc. filed. (Distributed).
Nov 14 2003 Brief of respondent Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of National Tribal Environmental Council, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief amicus curiae of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of Tongue and Yellowstone River Irrigation District, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of National Wildlife Federation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of Former Administrator Carol M. Browner, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of Florida Wildlife Federation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2003 Brief amici curiae of Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and City of St. Cloud, MN filed. (Distributed)
Nov 18 2003 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 24 2003 Record received from the U.S.C.A. - 11th Circuit (2 boxes) U.S.D.C. - Southern Dist. of Florida record included.
Nov 26 2003 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Friends of Everglades, Inc.
Dec 2 2003 Opposition of respondent Miccosukee Tribe to Friends of the Everglades' motion for divided argument.
Dec 8 2003 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Dec 15 2003 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent DENIED.
Dec 19 2003 Reply of petitioner South Florida Water Management District filed. (Distributed)
Jan 14 2004 Argued. For petitioner: Timothy S. Bishop, Chicago, Ill.; and on behalf of the United States, as amicus curiae, Jeffrey P. Minear, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondents: Dexter W. Lehtinen, Miami, Fla.
Mar 23 2004 Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. O'Connor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, Parts I and II-A of which were unanimous, and Parts II-B and II-C of which were joined by Rehnquist, C. J., and Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.
Apr 16 2004 Petition for Rehearing filed.
Apr 27 2004 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 13, 2004.
May 17 2004 Rehearing DENIED.
May 17 2004 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
May 26 2004 Record returned to U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit.
Jun 3 2004 Motion to retax costs filed by respondents Miccosukee Tribe, et al.
Jun 8 2004 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 24, 2004.
Jun 14 2004 Response to motion from petitioner South Florida Water Management District filed. (Distributed)
Jun 18 2004 Motion for attorneys' fees filed by respondent Friends of Everglades, Inc.
Jun 28 2004 Motion to retax costs filed by respondent DENIED.
Jun 30 2004 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 27, 2004.
Jul 16 2004 Response of petitioners to motion for attorney's fees filed. (Distributed)
Oct 4 2004 Motion for attorneys' fees DENIED without prejudice to filing in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
James E. Nutt South Florida Water Management District(561) 682-6253
    Counsel of Record3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach,, FL  33406
Party name: South FL Water Mgmt.
 
Timothy S. Bishop Mayer Brown LLP(312) 782-0600
71 South Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL  60606-4637
tbishop@mayerbrown.com
Party name: South Florida Water Management District
Attorneys for Respondents:
Dexter W. Lehtinen Lehtinen Vargas & Riedi, PA(305) 279-1166
    Counsel of Record7700 North Kendall Drive
Suite 303
Miami, FL  33156
Party name: Miccosukee Tribe, et al.
 
John E. Childe Friends of Everglades, Inc.(717) 520-1510
606 Pine Road
Palmyra, PA  17078
Party name: Friends of Everglades, Inc.
Other:
Virginia S. Albrecht Hunton & Williams LLP(202) 955-1500
1900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: National Association of Home Builders
 
L. Michael Bogert Counsel to Governor(208) 334-2100
State Capitol
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, DC  83720
Party name: Idaho Governor D. Kempthorne
 
Kristy A.N. Bulleit Hunton & Williams LLP(202) 955-1547
1900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: Utility Water Act Group
 
Michael A. Cardozo Corporation Counsel of the City of New York(212) 788-0800
100 Church Street
New York,, NY  10007
Party name: City of New York, et al.,
 
Terry Cole Oertel, Hoffman, Fernandez & Cole, P.A.
301 S. Bronough Street #500
Tallahassee,, FL  32301
Party name: Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, et al.
 
Karl S. Coplan Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic(914) 422-4343
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY  10603
Party name: Trout Unlimited Inc., et al.
 
Howard I. Fox EarthJustice(202) 667-4500
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 702
Washington, DC  20036-2212
Party name: National Wildlife Federation, et al.
 
David G. Guest 111 South Martin Luther King Jr.
Tallahassee, FL  8506810031
Party name: Florida Wildlife Federation, et al.
 
Caitlin Joan Halligan Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP(212) 310-8535
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY  10153
Party name: New York, et al.
 
Sam Kalen Van Ness Feldman, P.C.(202) 298-1800
1050 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W.
Washington, DC  20007
Party name: National Hydropower Association
 
Leonard J. Koerner Corporation Counsel for the City of New York(212) 788-1010
NYC Law Department
100 Church Street
New York, NY  10007
lkoerner@law.nyc.gov
Party name: City of New York, et al.
 
Tracy Labin Native American Rights Fund(202) 785-4166
1712 N Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: National Tribal Environmental Council, et al.
 
Richard J. Lazarus Georgetown University Law Center(202) 662-9129
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: Former Administrator Carol M. Browner, et al.
 
Ruth Liebesman 10 Ethelbert Place(201) 447-4558
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
Party name: Nationwide Public Projects Coalition, et al.
 
Richard P. Mather Sr. Assistant Counsel(717) 787-7060
Department of Environmental Protection
9th Floor, RCSOB
P.O. Box 8464
Harrisburg, PA  17105-8464
Party name: Pennsylvania , et al.
 
Theodore B. Olson Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Depatment of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
Party name: United States
 
Patrick A. Parenteau Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic(802) 831-1305
Vermont Law School
P.O.Box 300
South Royalton, VT  05068
Party name: Association of State Wetland Managers and Tropical Audubon Society
 
Mark T. Pifher Trout, Witwer & Freeman, P.C.(303) 861-1963
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1600
Denver,, CO  80203
Party name: National Water Resources Association, et al.
 
Robin L. Rivett Pacific Legal Foundation(916) 419-7111
3900 Lennane Dr., #200
Sacramento,, CA  95834
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation
 
Richard Ruda State and Local Legal Center(202) 434-4850
444 North Capitol Street, N.W.,
Suite 309
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: National League of Cities, et al.
 
Ken Salazar Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
1525 Sherman Street, 5th Floor
Denver, CO  80203
Party name: States of Colorado and New Mexico
 
Douglas L. Skor Larson King LLP(651) 312-6574
2800 Wells Fargo Place
30 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
Party name: Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and City of St. Cloud, MN
 
Kenneth G. Spillias Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.(561) 640-0820
1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 100
West Palm Beach,, FL  33401
Party name: Lake Worth Drainage District, et al.
 
Nancy E. Stroud 1900 Glades Road, Suite 251(561) 826-2800
Boca Raton, FL  33431
Party name: City of Weston, FL
 
Robert V. Trout Trout, Witwer & Freeman, P.C.(303) 861-1963
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1600
Denver, CO  80203
Party name: National Water Resources Association, et al.
 
Jack R. Tuholske Tuholske Law Office, P.C.(406) 721-6986
234 E. Pine
Missoula, MT  59802
Party name: Tongue and Yellowstone RLiver Irrigation District, et al.
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