The Supreme Court on Monday appointed Stanford Law School professor Barton "Buzz" Thompson to be special master in the case of Montana v. Wyoming, a water dispute over the Yellowstone River compact of 1950. The case comes to the Court directly through its original jurisdiction over conflicts between states. Thompson is an environmental and water law expert and, like many special masters, is a former Supreme Court law clerk.
Supreme Court Appoints Stanford Professor as Special Master
October 21, 2008