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Court to issue confidentiality in Florida v. Georgia water case

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An official appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to oversee a lawsuit filed by Florida against Georgia over water use says he will issue an order providing for confidential talks among the states. Robert I. Lancaster, a Maine attorney who is serving as special master in the case, in a conference call also called the media “relentless and ruthless” and said “they will do everything they can to publish everything that they can find out.” Claiming that Georgia’s unchecked growth…

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Florida in bad spot arguing feds don’t play role in water dispute, law prof says

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A legal dispute in the U.S. Supreme Court between Florida and Georgia over water can proceed without the involvement of the federal government that operates dams on the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers, federal officials say. That argument highlights how the water dispute between the states has changed. And if the argument holds true, then Florida is in a bad position for arguing its case before the U.S. Supreme Court, said Robin Kundis Craig, a University of Utah water law professor.…

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