The court set not set a date for arguments in the case. A lawyer appointed by the court to oversee the suit recommended that the justices side with Georgia. Florida has objected to the lawyer's recommendation.
The states' battle over water use dates back to 1990 and involves the river basin that includes western Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The justices also say they will hear argument in Texas' lawsuit against Colorado and New Mexico over the flow of the Rio Grande. No date has been set.