PLEASE COME TO KEY COURT HEARINGS ON JUNE 11-12 IN AZTEC
In the Navajo water case, Judge James Wechsler has scheduled two days of hearings on June 11 and 12, 2013 at the courthouse in Aztec, starting at 8:30 am each day. The court will hear motions filed by the Navajo Nation, and counter-motions filed by the Community Ditch Defendants and others.
The Navajo Tribe and the State Engineer (Scott Verhines) and the U.S. claim that the Tribe should be awarded more than 600,000 acre-feet of water from the San Juan Basin without a trial.
The Community Ditch defendants are claiming that the Navajo Tribe cannot prove that it is entitled to 600,000 acre-feet under federal law or state law.
THESE HEARINGS MIGHT DECIDE THE ENTIRE CASE, OR PARTS OF THE CASE, IN FAVOR OF ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER. SO YOU SHOULD TRY TO ATTEND. IT IS FINE IF YOU CAN ONLY COME FOR AN HOUR OR TWO.