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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