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Docket for 22O137 ORG
No. 22O137 ORG
Title:
Montana, Plaintiff
v.
Wyoming and North Dakota
Docketed:February 2, 2007
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jan 30 2007 Documents filed with the Special Master are available at www.stanford.edu/dept/law/mvn/
Jan 31 2007 Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint filed.
Apr 3 2007 Brief of respondent Wyoming in opposition filed.
Apr 16 2007 Reply of Montana, Plaintiff filed. (Distributed)
Apr 17 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 10, 2007.
May 14 2007 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Jan 2 2008 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jan 16 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2008.
Feb 19 2008 The Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is GRANTED. Wyoming is allowed 45 days within which to file a motion to dismiss, in the nature of a motion under Rule 12(b)(6), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The plaintiff is allowed 30 days to file a response to the motion. A reply, if any, shall be filed within 10 days after the response is filed.
Apr 2 2008 The briefing schedule is extended to reflect the following due dates: Wyoming's motion to dismiss due April 4, 2008; amici briefs supporting Wyoming due April 25, 2008; Montana's response due May 9, 2008; amici briefs supporting Montana due May 16, 2008; Wyoming's reply due May 27, 2008.
Apr 4 2008 Motion to Dismiss Bill of Complaint filed by respondent Wyoming (CL Page 158)
Apr 25 2008 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.
May 9 2008 Response to Wyoming's Motion to Dismiss Bill of Complaint from Montana, Plaintiff filed.
May 16 2008 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
May 16 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Northern Cheyenne Tribe filed.
May 27 2008 Reply of respondent Wyoming in support of its Motion to Dismiss Bill of Complaint filed.
Jun 3 2008 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2008.
Jun 11 2008 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2008.
Oct 6 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 10, 2008.
Oct 14 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 17, 2008.
Oct 20 2008 Motion to Dismiss Bill of Complaint referred to the Special Master.
Oct 20 2008 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation referred to the Special Master.
Oct 20 2008 BARTON H. THOMPSON, Esquire, of Stanford, California, is appointed Special Master in this case with authority to fix the time and conditions for the filing of additional pleadings, to direct subsequent proceedings, to summon witnesses, to issue subpoenas, and to take such evidence as may be introduced and such as he may deem it necessary to call for. The Special Master is directed to submit Reports as he may deem appropriate. The compensation of the Special Master, the allowances to him, the compensation paid to his legal, technical, stenographic and clerical assistants, the cost of printing his Reports, and all other proper expenses, including travel expenses, shall be charged against and be borne by the parties in such proportion as the Court may hereafter direct.
Jul 1 2009 Motion for allowance of fees and expenses filed by Special Ma (CL Page 162)
Jul 15 2009 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2009.
Oct 5 2009 The motion of the Special Master for allowance of fees and reimbursement of expenses is granted, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $40,808.96 for the period October 20, 2008, through June 12, 2009, to be paid equally by the parties.
Feb 9 2010 First Interim Report of the Special Master filed
Mar 8 2010 The Report of the Special Master is received and ordered filed. Exceptions to the Report, with supporting briefs, may be filed within 45 days. Replies, if any, with supporting briefs, may be filed within 30 days. Sur-replies, if any, with supporting briefs, may be filed within 30 days.
Apr 15 2010 Order extending time to file Exceptions to and including May 13, 2010. Reply Briefs, if any are now due June 15, 2010 and Sur-replies are due July 15, 2010.
May 13 2010 Montana's Exception and Brief to the First Interim Report of the Special Master Filed.
May 20 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Northern Cheyenne Tribe filed.
Jun 15 2010 Reply to Montana's Exception filed by Wyoming.
Jun 22 2010 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 22 2010 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Jul 12 2010 Motion for allowance of fees and expenses filed by Special Master. (CL Page 163)
Jul 14 2010 Sur-Reply filed by Montana
Jul 21 2010 Exceptions DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 27, 2010.
Jul 28 2010 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 27, 2010.
Oct 4 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 8, 2010.
Oct 12 2010 Motion for allowance of fees and expenses The motion of the Special Master for allowance of fees and reimbursement of expenses is granted, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $72,008.74 for the period June 13, 2009, through July 9, 2010, to be paid equally by the Montana and Wyoming. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Oct 12 2010 The first exception to the Special Master�s First Interim Report is set for oral argument in due course. The second exception is recommitted to the Special Master. Wyoming's motion to dismiss is denied. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of these exceptions and this motion.
Oct 12 2010 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 15, 2010.
Oct 18 2010 Montana's motion for partial summary judgment is granted in part and denied in part without prejudice in accordance with the Special Master's First Interim Report, and Anadarko Petroleum's motion for leave to intervene is denied. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of these motions.
Nov 1 2010 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. Justice Kagan took no part in the condsideration or decision of this motion.
Nov 8 2010 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 10, 2011.
Nov 12 2010 CIRCULATED.
Jan 11 2011 Argued. For plaintiff: Steve Bullock, Attorney General, Helena, Mont. For defendant Wyoming: Peter Kenneth Michael, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Wyo.; and William M. Jay, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
May 2 2011 Exception overruled. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Kagan, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
Sep 6 2013 Motion for allowance of fees and disbursements filed by Special Master.
Oct 2 2013 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 18, 2013.
Oct 21 2013 The motion of the Special Master for allowance of fees and disbursements is granted, and the Special Master is awarded a total of $72,322.76 for the period May 19, 2011, through July 1, 2013, to be paid equally by Montana and Wyoming.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Plaintiff:
 
John B. Draper Draper & Draper(505) 570-4591
    Counsel of Record325 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM  87501
john.draper@draperllc.com
Party name: Montana, Plaintiff
 
Steve Bullock Attorney General(406) 444-2026
Department of Justice
215 North Sanders
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT  59620-1401
sbullock@mt.gov
Party name: Montana, Plaintiff
Attorneys for Respondents:
Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General(701) 328-2210
State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Dept. 125
Bismark, ND  58505
Party name: North Dakota
 
Peter K. Michael 123 Capitol Building (307)-777-6946
    Counsel of RecordCheyenne, WY  82002
Party name: Wyoming
 
Todd Adam Sattler 500 North 9th Street (701)-328-3640
Bismarck, ND  58501
tsattler@nd.gov
Party name: North Dakota
 
Gregory A. Phillips Attorney General(307)-772-2124
2120 Capitol Avenue Suite 4002
Cheyenne, WY  82001
gdphillips@bresnan.net
Party name: Wyoming
 
Charles M. Carvell Office of the Attorney General(701) 328-3640
    Counsel of Record500 North 9th Street
Bismarck, ND  58501-4509
Party name: North Dakota
 
Christopher M. Brown 123 Capitol Building (307)-777-3406
Cheyenne, WY  82002
chris.brown@wyo.gov
Party name: Wyoming
Other:
Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ
Party name: United States
 
 
Jeanne S. Whiteing IV. 1007 Pearl Street(303) 444-2549
Suite 220
Boulder, CO  80302
jwhiteing@whiteinglaw.com
Party name: Northern Cheyenne Tribe
 
Barton H. Thompson Jr. Stanford Law School(650) 723-2465
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-8610
Buzzt@stanford.edu
Party name: Special Master
 
Michael B. Wigmore Vinson & Elkins LLP(202) 639-6778
2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC  20037
mwigmore@velaw.com
Party name: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
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