Arguments in FL-GA water battle rescheduledRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Sep 16 2019 7:03 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) — After Florida attorneys asked for a change, a federal judge has rescheduled arguments for Nov. 7 in a long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system.
Senior U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Paul J. Kelly, who was appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to serve as a special master in the case, originally scheduled arguments on Dec. 16 and later rescheduled them for Oct. 17. However, Florida attorneys this month requested a change because of a conflict with arguments in another case in Washington, D.C. that spurred Kelly to reset the water arguments for Nov. 7, records show.
Kelly, who serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and is based in Santa Fe, N.M., will hold the hearing in Albuquerque, N.M.