Supreme Court

November 28, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Explains: What is Endangered Species Habitat?

This week the U.S. Supreme Court put its finger on the essential problem of the nearly 50 year old Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 – What is endangered species habitat? The question is important.  Unbeknownst to those who do not pour through the Federal Register daily, millions of acres of private lands are designated […]
June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Reverses Georgia’s Win in the 28-year ACF Water Disputes . . .

On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Special Master decision finding in favor of Georgia in the Florida v. Georgia original jurisdiction litigation over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river basin.  The Special Master had found that Florida failed to show harm and redressability.  The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision remanded […]
January 12, 2018

SCOTUS to Decide Florida-Georgia Water Wars

On January 8, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in a dispute that began 29 years ago.  After a decision in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals addressing operation of the Corps of Engineers five large reservoirs on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF), in November 2014 Florida sued Georgia asking the Court to apportion water […]