Arizona v. San Carlos Apache Tribe

ELR Citation: ELR 20817
No(s). s. 81-2147, -2188 (U.S. Jul 1, 1983)

The Court rules that there are no federal bars to state adjudication of Indian water rights, and federal courts may properly dismiss Indian water rights suits in favor of pending state adjudications. The plaintiff tribes separately brought suits in federal district courts to resolve disputes over th...