There’s a new attorney in-place to handle Georgia’s appeal of a water ruling from this summer. Seth Waxman, a former U.S. solicitor general, takes the reigns.

Waxman will head the effort to fight the ruling in July, which concluded it was illegal for water to be drawn from Lake Lanier for metro Atlanta’s drinking water needs. Georgia has three years to work-out a deal.

Waxman replaces Paul Clement, who stepped-down because of a possible conflict of interest. Clement was the attorney of record for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the appeal to the Supreme Court in the case.

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