TOPEKA - (January 24, 2018) - Kansas and other states followed the proper legal procedure when they challenged the federal Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. In 2015, Kansas and eight other states filed a lawsuit challenging the WOTUS rule in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. But the Obama administration argued the states' lawsuit was improper and instead should have been filed directly in a federal appellate court, not in a district court. The Georgia district court agreed and dismissed the lawsuit on procedural grounds. Kansas and the other plaintiff states appealed the dismissal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The various challenges to WOTUS around the nation...
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