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Oklahoma argues its case in front of the US Supreme Court

Filed by KOSU News in Feature.
April 24, 2013

The dispute between Oklahoma and Texas over water went all the way to the nation’s highest court, with oral arguments Tuesday. Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma was there, and has put an extensive look at the case.

They put together a fantastic visualization of the case, find it here. And there’s an in-depth look at the history, arguments, and questions right here.

That provides the necessary facts and background to the case. But what about the arguments made before the court? Joe Wertz has this story summing them up. [And there's also the transcript, if you're a glutton for punishment]

Whatever the decision (it’s expected in June), it could have a national impact. As StateImpact reports, so many compacts around the county use language similar to the phrasing in the Red River Compact in their own deals. A definitive ruling from the Supreme Court could start a cascade of legal cases.

This is far from the first time Oklahoma has gone before the Supreme Court, and  one Oklahoman actually found success in the chamber, sort of. StateImpact tracked down University of Oklahoma professor Rick Tepker, to get the lowdown.

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