Judge dismisses water-rights case, saying U.S. Supreme Court has jurisdiction

A federal judge this afternoon dismissed Mississippi’s $1 billion lawsuit against Memphis, ruling he did not have jurisdiction to hear the case in which the Magnolia State claims the city is stealing its water.

U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson said the two need to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mississippi’s lead counsel, Don Barrett, said he would appeal the decision.

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