Earlier today the Supreme Court denied the government's petition of certiorari in Dep't. of Interior v. Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Corp. (Docket 09-54), an appeal of a Fifth Circuit ruling earlier this year that held the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act of 1995 did not authorize price thresholds in deepwater oil and gas leases issued between 1996 and 2000.

[Note: The Supreme Court's docketing sheet indicating denial of certiorari is a large document and may take time to download.]