U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
Draper & Draper has unparalleled experience representing clients in natural resources disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court.
RECENT U.S. SUPREME COURT EXPERIENCE
Representing the State of New Mexico in litigation against Texas concerning the Rio Grande
Represented the State of Kansas in litigation against Colorado concerning the Arkansas River
Represented the State of Kansas in litigation against Nebraska and Colorado concerning the Republican River
Represented the State of Montana in litigation against Wyoming and North Dakota concerning the Yellowstone River
John Draper served as counsel of record in the Supreme Court for the State of Montana in Montana v. Wyoming and North Dakota (No. 137, Original). The leading treatise Supreme Court Practice (10th ed. 2014) includes the entirety of Montana’s Motion for Leave to File Bill of Complaint, Bill of Complaint, and Brief in Support as the exemplars of Supreme Court practice for cases falling under the Court’s original jurisdiction.
Former Solicitors General Seth P. Waxman and Theodore B. Olson have both called Supreme Court Practice “indispensable”.
For a PDF of Montana’s filings as they appear in Supreme Court Practice, click here.
AMICUS CURIAE BRIEFING
We also draft and file amicus curiae briefs on behalf of clients in cases pending before the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Recent experience includes:
International Law Committee of The New York City Bar Association, Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Neither Party, State of Mississippi v. State of Tennessee et al., No. 143 Orig., U.S. Supreme Court (2021)