Arbitrator in Georgia's water wars legal feud takes aim at media again

He’s already placed a gag order on the negotiations between Georgia and Florida to settle the long-running legal feud, citing a need to shield the proceedings from a “relentless and ruthless” media.

And now the arbitrator is lashing out at a recent story that detailed how he’s been paid more than $160,000 so far to oversee the case.

From the transcript of his latest conference call:

Georgia can expect to shell out much more for Lancaster’s services. A trial is scheduled to begin October 31 in the presiding judge’s home state of Maine.

Read here for an in-depth look at the water wars.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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