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Water wars trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall
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A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November. The two states say they're actively engaged in mediation, but just in case those efforts hit a wall, parties are rounding up witnesses and otherwise preparing for the trial, which would take place in Washington, D.C. Still, "Florida is committed to the mediation process and hopes that the mediator will be able to help the parties identify solutions to break through the decades of deadlock preventing resolution in this case," states Florida in a brief filed Friday in the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgia is likewise optimistic, saying in a Friday brief that "the parties continue to evaluate and discuss potential ways to resolve the case."