No. 19, Original.

283 U.S. 423 (1931)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 18, 1931.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Solicitor General Thacher, with whom Mr. Robert P. Reeder was on the brief, for Wilbur, Secretary of the Interior.

Mr. U.S. Webb, Attorney General of California, with whom Messrs. W.B. Mathews and Charles L. Childers were on the brief, for California.

Mr. Thomas H. Gibson, with whom Messrs. John S. Underwood, Attorney General of Colorado, E.K. Neumann, Attorney General of New Mexico, Gray Mashburn, Attorney General of Nevada, Clarence L. Ireland, Delph E. Carpenter, L. Ward Bannister, and Francis C. Wilson were on the brief, for Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada; and Messrs. George P. Parker, Attorney General of Utah, and James A. Greenwood, Attorney General of Wyoming, with whom Messrs. William W. Ray and William O. Wilson were on the brief, for Utah and Wyoming.

Messrs. Dean G. Acheson and Clifton Mathews, with whom Mr. K. Berry Peterson, Attorney General of Arizona, was on the brief, for Arizona.

MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS delivered the opinion of the Court.

The Boulder Canyon Project Act, December 21, 1928, c. 42, 45 Stat. 1057, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, at the expense of the United States, to construct at Black Canyon on the Colorado River, a dam, a storage reservoir, and a hydroelectric plant; provides for their control, management, and operation by the United States; and declares that the authority is...

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