Tuesday, April 08, 2014

San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water v. NRDC (9th Cir. - March 13, 2014)

Bored?  Interested in reading an 168-page, single-spaced opinion on the saga of the Central Valley and State Water Projects and their impact on the delta smelt and its habitat?  Complete with the dissenting views of Judge Arnold (sitting by designation from the Eighth Circuit) from Parts III, IV.A., IV.B, IV.E, and V.B. of the majority opinion, as well as the dissenting views of Judge Rawlinson from Part V.C.2?

Here you go.

I'm impressed that the Ninth Circuit -- including but not limited to the relevant law clerks (especially in Judge Bybee's chambers) -- was able to crank out this tome six months after oral argument.  That's impressive.  It's essentially a book.

Though I'm also impressed with myself.  Admittedly slightly less so.  For simply getting through the thing.

We clearly got our money's worth out of chambers in this one.