Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Florida v. Georgia

Pending petition
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issue: Whether Florida is entitled to equitable apportionment of the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin and appropriate injunctive relief against Georgia to sustain an adequate flow of fresh water into the Apalachicola Region. CVSG: 09/18/2014.

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 1 2013Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint filed. (Response due December 2, 2013)
Oct 31 2013Order extending time to file response to the bill of complaint to and including January 31, 2014.
Jan 31 2014Opposition to motion for leave to file a complaint of respondent Georgia filed.
Feb 10 2014Reply in support of its motion for leave to file a complaint of Florida, Plaintiff filed.
Feb 12 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 28, 2014.
Mar 3 2014The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Sep 18 2014Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
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