On October 3 the U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral argument in a case about government payment for flooding: “Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States”. You’ll hear the oral argument in that case Friday, October 19 at 4 pm ET on
The case involves a legal standard for deciding whether the Federal government must pay for damage to private property when it releases water from a river dam, and flooding is caused, over and over again---if the flooding was only temporary. The Federal Circuit Court had overturned a $5.6 million award to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission for harm done to its wildlife and forest management area along the Black River, plus more than $178,000 to regenerate the forest habitat in that area.
Listen to the courtroom recording of the oral argument in the Oct. 3, 2012 case "Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. U.S.” ---Friday, October 19 at 4pm ET and Saturday at 6pm ET on C-SPAN Radio: 90.1 FM in the Washington, DC area, online at cspanradio.org and nationwide on XM Satellite Radio, channel 119.