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Special Master Appointed to Hear Interstate Aquifer Dispute

Nov. 16, 2015, 5:00 AM

The resource at issue and relief sought may be different, but for the third time in roughly the past year, the U.S. Supreme Court has appointed a special master to oversee an interstate water dispute and recommend a ruling to the court (Mississippi v. Tennessee, U.S., 143, ORIG., special master appointed 11/10/15).

In a Nov. 10 order, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed senior Judge Eugene E. Siler Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to conduct proceedings in a groundwater lawsuit filed by Mississippi against Tennessee, in which the southern neighbor seeks ...

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