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No. 141, OriginalIn theSUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATESSTATE OF TEXAS,Plaintiff,v.STATE OF NEW MEXICO andSTATE OF COLORADO,DefendantsOFFICE OF THE SPECIAL MASTERUNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S JULY 2019 STATUS REPORTNOEL J. FRANCISCOSolicitor GeneralJEAN E. WILLIAMSDeputy Assistant Attorney GeneralFREDERICK LIUAssistant to the Solicitor GeneralJAMES J. DuBOISSTEPHEN M. MACFARLANER. LEE LEININGERJUDITH E. COLEMANJOHN P. TUSTINTHOMAS K. SNODGRASSAttorneys, Environment and Natural Resources DivisionU.S. Department of JusticeCounsel for the United States1

The United States respectfully submits its July 2019 status report to the Special Masterpursuant to paragraph 5 of the Case Management Plan dated September 6, 2018 (“CMP”).I.The United States’ Production of DocumentsPursuant to the CMP and Rule 26(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the State ofTexas, the State of New Mexico, the State of Colorado and the United States uploaded their respectiveinitial document productions to the Veritext Vault document storage system through mutually agreedupon means. As described in prior Status Reports, the United States uploads its documents to the Box.comfile-sharing site, and Veritext transfers the documents to the Veritext Vaults. The United States hascurrently produced 59,117 documents, comprising of 366,989 pages. On June 4, 2019, the UnitedStates produced its fifth supplemental production, consisting of 12,084 documents, comprising of118,315 pages. These documents were produced from the files of federal agencies including the Bureauof Reclamation (“Reclamation”), the United States Section of the International Boundary and WaterCommission (“IBWC”), the State Department, the Bureau of Prisons, and the United States Army. TheUnited States continues to review potentially discoverable documents and supplement its productionof documents as responsive documents are identified and become available for production.II.Production of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”)The United States participated in the negotiation of the Stipulation for the production of ESIentered into by the parties and filed with the Special Master on November 14, 2018. The parties arecurrently negotiating search protocol, terms and custodians for their sweep of computer, email andelectronic systems for ESI. Since the last status report, the United States has participated inconference calls and email exchanges with the other parties on lists of ESI custodians whoseelectronic records must be searched. Once resolved, the search of ESI information will begin.III.Index of DocumentsThe Parties continue to discuss the creation of an index system for documents produced in thiscase, as provided in Section 7.2.2 of the CMP. The United States anticipates that the system will also2

address the handling of ESI.IV.Further DiscoveryFact discovery commenced in this case on September 1, 2018. Depositions of fact witnesseshave commenced. Written discovery has been propounded on New Mexico by Texas, on Amici byNew Mexico, on Texas by New Mexico, on El Paso County Water Improvement District No.1 byNew Mexico, and on New Mexico by the United States. Since the June 2019 status report, the UnitedStates has received New Mexico’s objections to the United States’ written discovery. The UnitedStates participated in discovery calls among the parties on May 10, 2019, May 24, 2019, June 7,2019, June 19, and June 26.Pursuant to Section 6.2.2 of the September 6, 2018 Case Management Plan, the United Statesserved its initial expert witness reports and expert designations and disclosures on the parties on May31, 2019. The expert reports, and supporting materials, were served on the other parties via Veritext.V.Motions on Pleadings and Motions for Partial JudgmentUnder the amended case management plan, the United States filed a motion for judgment onthe pleadings against New Mexico’s counterclaims 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 on December 21, 2018. OnDecember 26, Texas filed (1) a request for a judicial declaration to confirm the legal issues previouslydecided and motion in limine to exclude the introduction of evidence thereon, and (2) a motion tostrike or for partial judgment regarding New Mexico’s counterclaims and affirmative defenses, underFederal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(c) and 56. On December 26, New Mexico filed a motion forpartial judgment on matters previously decided and brief in support. The Special Master held an inperson oral argument on these motions on April 2, 2019, in Denver.VI.Motion to Intervene of the Pre-Federal ClaimantsFinally, on June 17, 2019, the United States Supreme Court referred to the Special Master theMotion to Intervene filed by the Pre-Federal Claimants. The United States filed an opposition to the3

Pre-Federal Claimants’ Motion to Intervene on May 20, 2019. The Special Master heard oralargument on the Pre-Federal Claimants’ Motion to Intervene on July 1, 2019, in which the UnitedStates participated.Respectfully submitted this 5th day of July, 2019.NOEL J. FRANCISCOSolicitor GeneralJEAN E. WILLIAMSDeputy Assistant Attorney General/s/ Stephen M. MacfarlaneJAMES J. DuBOISR. LEE LEININGERTHOMAS K. SNODGRASSTrial AttorneysU.S. Department of JusticeEnvironment & Natural Resources Division999 18th Street, South Terrace – Suite 370Denver, CO 80202STEPHEN M. MACFARLANESenior AttorneyU.S. Department of JusticeEnvironment & Natural Resources Division501 I Street, Suite 9-700Sacramento, CA 95814FREDERICK LIUAssistant to the Solicitor GeneralU.S. Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001JUDITH E. COLEMANJOHN P. TUSTINTrial AttorneyU.S. Department of JusticeEnvironment & Natural Resources DivisionP.O. Box 7611Washington, D.C. 200044

No. 141, OriginalIn theSUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATESSTATE OF TEXAS,Plaintiff,v.STATE OF NEW MEXICO andSTATE OF COLORADO,DefendantsOFFICE OF THE SPECIAL MASTERCERTIFICATE OF SERVICEThis is to certify that on the 5th day of July, 2019, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’SJuly 2019 STATUS REPORT was served via electronic mail and/or U.S. mail as indicated, upon theindividuals listed on the Service List, attached hereto.Respectfully submitted,/s/ Seth AllisonSeth AllisonParalegal Specialist5

SPECIAL MASTERSPECIAL MASTER MICHAEL J. MELLOYUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Eighth Circuit111 Seventh Avenue, S.E., Box 22Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2101Judge Michael 19) 423-6080(service via email and U.S. Mail)MICHAEL GANSClerk of CourtUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Eighth CircuitThomas F. EagletonUnited States Courthouse110 South 10th Street, Suite 24.329St. Louis, MO 63102(314) 244-2400UNITED STATESNOEL J. FRANCISCO*Solicitor GeneralJEAN E. WILLIAMSDeputy Assistant Attorney GeneralFREDERICK LIUAssistant to the Solicitor GeneralUS Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20530-0001supremectbriefs@usdoj.gov(202) 514-2217JAMES J. DUBOIS*R. LEE LEININGERTHOMAS K. SNODGRASSU.S. Department of JusticeEnvironment & Natural Resources Division999 18th StreetSouth Terrace – Suite 370Denver, CO 80202Seth Allison, Paralegaljames.dubois@usdoj.gov(303) 844-1375lee.leininger@usdoj.gov(303) 844-1364thomas.snodgrass@usdoj.gov(303) 844-7233STEPHEN M. MACFARLANEU.S. Department of JusticeEnvironment & Natural Resources Division501 I Street, Suite 9-700Sacramento, CA 95814stephen.macfarlane@usdoj.gov(916) 930-2204JUDITH E. COLEMANJOHN P. TUSTINU.S. Department of JusticeEnvironment & Natural Resources DivisionP.O. Box 7611Washington, D.C. 20044-7611judith.coleman@usdoj.gov(202) 514-3553john.tustin@usdoj.gov(202) 305-3022seth.allison@usdoj.gov(303) 844-79176

STATE OF COLORADOCHAD M. WALLACE*Senior Assistant AttorneyDepartment of Law1300 BroadwayDenver, CO 80203Nan B. Edwards, Paralegalchad.wallace@coag.gov(720) 508-6281PHILIP J. WEISERAttorney General of ColoradoKAREN M. KWONFirst Assistant Attorney GeneralDepartment of Law1300 BroadwayDenver, CO ds@coag.gov(720) 508-6281STATE OF NEW MEXICOHECTOR BALDERASNew Mexico Attorney GeneralTANIA MAESTASDeputy Attorney Generalhbalderas@nmag.gov(505) 490-4060tmaestas@nmag.gov(505) 490-4048MARCUS J. RAEL, JR.*DAVID A. ROMANSpecial Assistant Attorneys GeneralROBLES, RAEL, AND ANAYA500 Marquette Ave. NW, Ste. 700Albuquerque, NM 87102Chelsea Sandoval, m(505) 242-2228BENNETT W. RALEYLISA M. THOMPSONMICHAEL A. KOPPSpecial Assistant Attorneys GeneralTROUT RALEY1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1600Denver, CO pp@troutlaw.com(303) 861-1963chelsea@roblesrael.comSTATE OF TEXASSTUART SOMACH*ANDREW M. HITCHINGSROBERT B. HOFFMANFRANCIS M. “MAC” GOLDSBERRY IITHERESA C. BARFIELDSARAH A. KLAHNBRITTANY K. JOHNSONRICHARD S. DEITCHMANSOMACH SIMMONS & DUNN, PC500 Capital Mall, Suite 1000Sacramento, CA 95814ssomach@somachlaw.com(916) 446-7979(916) 803-4561 an@somachlaw.com7

Rhonda Stephenson, SecretaryChristina Garro, ParalegalYolanda De La Cruz, .comydelacruz@somachlaw.comKEN PAXTONAttorney GeneralJEFFREY C. MATEERFirst Assistant Attorney GeneralBRANTLEY STARRDeputy First Assistant Attorney GeneralJAMES E. DAVISDeputy Attorney GeneralPRISCILLA M. HUBENAKChief, Environmental Protection DivisionP.O. Box 12584Austin, TX 78711-2548(512) 463-20128

AMICI / FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLYALBUQUERQUE BERNALILLO COUNTY WATER UTILITY AUTHORITYJAMES C. BROCKMANN*JAY F. STEINSTEIN & BROCKMANN, P.A.505 Don Gaspar AvenueP.O. Box 2067Santa Fe, NM om(505) 983-3880PETER AUHALBUQUERQUE BERNALILLO COUNTYWATER UTILITY AUTHORITYP.O. Box 568Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568pauh@abcwua.org(505) 289-3092CITY OF EL PASODOUGLAS G. CAROOM*SUSAN M. MAXWELLBICKERSTAFF HEATHDELGADO ACOSTA, LLP2711 S. MoPac ExpresswayBuilding One, Suite 300Austin, TX om(512) 472-8021CITY OF LAS CRUCESJAY F. STEIN*JAMES C. BROCKMANNSTEIN & BROCKMANN, P.A.P.O. Box 2067Santa Fe, NM om(505) 983-3880JENNIFER VEGA-BROWNMARCIA B. DRIGGERSLAW CRUCES CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICEP.O. Box 12428Las Cruces, New Mexico uces.orgmarcyd@las-cruces.org(575) 541-2128ELEPHANT BUTTE IRRIGATION DISTRICTSAMANTHA R. BARNCASTLEBARNCASTLE LAW FIRM, LLC1100 South Main, Suite 20P.O. Box 1556Las Cruces, NM 88005Janet Correll, Paralegalsamantha@h2o-legal.com(575) 636-2377(575) 636-2688 (fax)janet@h2o-legal.com9

EL PASO COUNTY WATER AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTMARIA O’BRIEN*SARAH M. STEVENSONMODRALL, SPERLING, TOEHL,HARRIS & SISK, PA500 Fourth Street N.W.Albuquerque, New Mexico ll.com(505) 848-1800 (main)(505) 848-1803 (direct)(505) 848-9710 (fax)HUDSPETH COUNTY CONSERVATIONAND RECLAMATION DISTRICTANDREW S. “DREW” MILLER*KEMP SMITH LLP919 Congress Ave., Suite 1305Austin, TX 78701dmiller@kempsmith.com(512) 320-5466STATE OF KANSASTOBY CROUSE*Solicitor General of KansasDEREK SCHMIDTAttorney General, State of KansasJEFFREY A. CHANAYChief Deputy Attorney GeneralBRYAN C. CLARKAssistant Solicitor GeneralDWIGHT R. CARSWELLAssistant Attorney General120 S. W. 10th Ave., 2nd FloorTopeka, KS 5) 296-2215NEW MEXICO PECAN GROWERSTESSA T. DAVIDSONDAVIDSON LAW FIRM, LLC4206 Corrales RoadP.O. Box 2240Corrales, NM 87048Patricia McCan, Paralegalttd@tessadavidson.com(505) 792-3636patricia@tessadavidson.comNEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITYJOHN W. UTTON*UTTON & KERY317 Commercial NEAlbuquerque, NM 87102john@uttonkery.comLIZBETH ELLISGeneral CounselCLAYTON BRADLEYCounselNew Mexico State UniversityHadley Hall Room 1322850 Weddell RoadLas Cruces, NM 88003lellis@ad.nmsu.edubradley@ad.nmsu.edu10

Jul 05, 2019 · FREDERICK LIU Assistant to the Solicitor General US Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 JAMES J. DUBOIS* R. LEE LEININGER THOMAS K. SNODGRASS U.S. Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division 999 18th Street South Terrace – Suite 3

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