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The Supreme Court is seen in the morning in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
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Georgia may feel the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overruling voting districts in North Carolina.

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State lawmakers there claimed they drew the districts for political advantage. But the high court decided they used race as a main factor, and that was unconstitutional.

Michael Kang, a law professor at Emory University, said the decision could have a big impact in Southern states, like Georgia, where party preference tends to fall along racial lines.

The Supreme Court is seen in the morning in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
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Georgia has secured a victory in a decades-long battle with Florida over water.

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Florida says Georgia uses too much water, and not enough makes it down to the Gulf of Mexico, so the state sued. Florida blames Georgia's water use for damages to its oyster industry and the state’s surrounding economy.

The case went all the way to a “special master” appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress:

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Tuesday is an important deadline for Florida and Georgia in the Water Wars. A representative of the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the states to meet by that date to try to reach an agreement on how to share water, instead of having the court decide for them.

Florida is suing Georgia, saying the state uses too much water from the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers for Atlanta and for south Georgia's farms. The special master, who is handling the case on behalf of the court, has told the states several times that they probably won't be happy with what he recommends.

Closer Look: Looking Ahead After The 2016 Election

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Howard Nizebeth waves a U.S. flag during an Election Day gathering at Rockefeller Center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York.
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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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