Justices to Referee Florida-Georgia Water Fight’s Latest Round

Oct. 5, 2020, 1:40 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the latest phase of Florida and Georgia’s long-running feud over a shared water basin.

The justices issued an order Monday saying they’ll set an argument date “in due course” to resolve the Southeastern states’ most recent dispute over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

Florida and its oyster industry want the high court to cap water usage by business and agricultural interests in metro Atlantic and southern Georgia. The case has been on the docket since 2013 as one of few original jurisdiction cases that go straight to the Supreme Court, rather than starting ...

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