[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-1 in Montana v. Wyoming [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] for Wyoming in a dispute with Montana over water rights to the Tongue and Powder rivers. Montana claimed that Wyoming violated the Yellowstone River Compact [text, PDF; materials], which allocates water rights to the two Yellowstone River tributaries, by allowing the construction of water storage facilities and the expansion of irrigation. In 2008, the court…

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