Atty. Gen. Six Faces Supreme Court, Against Colo.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six goes before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue the state's case in a lengthy water-use dispute with Colorado.

Six aims to persuade justices Monday to overturn rulings by a special master that limited how much Colorado has to pay Kansas for infractions of a water-rights agreement. In his first appearance before the court, Six is arguing that federal rules limiting reimbursements shouldn't apply to this case.

In 1985, Kansas sued Colorado for violating a water-rights agreement tied to the Arkansas River. The Supreme Court ruled a decade later that Colorado violated some provisions of the contract and awarded Kansas $34 million in damages.

The special master limited payment of interest on the damages and also denied Kansas reimbursement for the cost of developing computer models used in the case.

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