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Judge won't reconsider ruling in Agua Caliente tribe's water case

Risa Johnson August 19, 2019 Desert Water Agency President James Cioffi discusses a Supreme Court appeal in the Agua Caliente tribe's landmark groundwater case. Ian James and Zoe Meyers

A U.S. District Court judge has denied a motion from the federal government to reconsider a ruling on the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' lawsuit against two Coachella Valley water agencies.

The court previously ruled that the federal government and tribe had failed to provide evidence of injury "to the Tribe's federally reserved water right." Since the motion to reconsider was denied, a hearing set for Monday was cancelled.

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