Water Users Seek SCT Review of Spokane-Federal Water Use Agreement

Here is the cert petition in Sulgrove v. Spokane Tribe:

Here are the questions presented:

  1. Whether landowners, whose water use was exempted from federal enforcement under a decades-old final judgment decreeing tribal reserved water rights, have Article III standing to appeal from a district court order approving a government agreement to amend said judgment so that landowners’ water rights can be subjected to federal enforcement?
  2. May non-party landowners appeal from a district court order approving an agreement by three government parties to amend a decades-old final judgment (and related final orders), when landowners were haled into court by an order to show cause stating their rights will be bound by the amended judgment and landowners fully participated in the show cause proceedings as ordered?

Lower court materials here.