From our private database of 35,400+ case briefs...
Carson-Truckee Water Conservancy District v. Clark
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
741 F.2d 257 (9th Cir. 1984)
The Carson-Truckee Water Conservancy District, Sierra Pacific Power Company, the State of Nevada, and others (plaintiffs) filed suit in federal court against William P. Clark, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Interior, and others (defendants), seeking a declaratory judgment that the Secretary violated the Washoe Project Act (the Act), 43 U.S.C.A. §§ 614-614(d), by refusing to sell water from the Stampede Dam and Reservoir on the Little Truckee River for municipal and industrial use in Nevada. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians intervened in support of the Secretary. Defendants argued that the Act did not require the Secretary to sell the water. Instead, defendants claimed the Secretary’s responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to protect and conserve two species of fish living in the affected waters trumped his discretionary obligations to sell water under the Act. The district court agreed held for defendants. Plaintiffs appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pregerson, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 617,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 617,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,400 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.