Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Solicitor General Cox argued the cause for petitioners in No. 31. With him on the brief were J. William Doolittle, William H. Veeder and Roger P. Marquis.
B. Abbott Goldberg argued the cause for petitioners in No. 115. On the brief were Denver C. Peckinpah, Adolph Moskovitz, James K. Abercrombie, Irl Davis Brett and J. O. Reavis.
Claude L. Rowe argued the cause for respondents in both cases. With him on the briefs was John H. Lauten.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court.
This injunction suit, filed in 1947 by water right claimants along the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam, California, and against local officials of the United States Bureau of Reclamation, a number of Irrigation and Utility Districts and, subsequently, against the United States as well, sought to prevent the storing and diverting of water at the dam, which is part of the Central Valley Reclamation Project. 50...
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