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Georgia faces new threats in water wars feud


Georgia's water wars are advancing on multiple fronts in the nation's capital, as the Supreme Court weighs a challenge from Florida and Alabama is working in Congress to hem in Georgia's ability to quench its thirst.

The most imminent challenge is lodged in a thick spending bill, where Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, one of the chamber's most powerful Republicans, launched what is seen as a serious threat to the balance of power between the states.

And Georgia lawyers are hunkering down in hopes of fending off an appeal by Florida attorneys that could take years of litigation to settle. The latest stage in that fight comes Tuesday, when Georgia attorneys hope a legal maneuver can persuade the high court to dismiss the case.

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