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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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