As YP noted in October (“Jim Hood seeks a billion from Memphis over alleged water theft, case with U.S. Supreme Court“) and Respond Mississippi posted (“Billion dollar set backs for Jim Hood“), Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood sued Memphis on the basis they were pulling water properly belonging to Mississippi.
Judge Glen H. Davidson dismissed the lawsuit in February of 2008, and Hood with Don Barrett appealed to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In June, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s dismissal. The suit was then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Today the Court denied to hear the case, which can only be seen as solid defeat for Hood, and a missed opportunity for massive attorney fees for his hand picked counsel.
Title: Mississippi, Petitioner
City of Memphis, Tennessee, et al.
Docketed: September 8, 2009
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case Nos.: (08-60152)
Decision Date: June 5, 2009
~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sep 2 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 8, 2009)
Sep 23 2009 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 9, 2009.
Oct 30 2009 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 2, 2009.
Dec 1 2009 Brief of respondents City of Memphis, Tennessee, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 16 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2010.
Dec 16 2009 Reply of petitioner Mississippi filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2010.
Jan 19 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2010.
Jan 25 2010 Petition DENIED.