Supreme Court Justices to hear argument in states’ disputes over water
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear a decades-long dispute between Florida and Georgia over water rights.
The justices on Tuesday issued a brief order in a lawsuit that Florida filed at the high court challenging water use by its neighbor.
The court has not set a date for arguments in the case.
A lawyer appointed by the court to oversee the suit recommended that the justices side with Georgia. Florida has objected to the lawyer’s recommendation.
The states’ battle over water use dates back to 1990 and involves the river basin that includes western Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
The justices also say they will hear argument in Texas’ lawsuit against Colorado and New Mexico over the flow of the Rio Grande. No date has been set.