David and Goliath: Texas v. New Mexico. Can a Court Create Water?

Written by Sig Silber The Complaint On January 8, 2013, the State of Texas filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting leave to file a complaint against the State of New Mexico. Along with the motion, Texas also filed a memorandum in support of the motion and a complaint which they seek to …

Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for Fighting

Why Resolving Water is Important but Difficult for the Western US Written by Sig Silber An enormous struggle and debate is taking place in the Western U.S. involving water. This struggle includes among other things: Historical disputes over who owns what water. The modern relevance of the principle of “first in time first in right” …