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What’s At Stake In The Texas-New Mexico Supreme Court Battle Over Water Rights?

A legal expert explains the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court case between Texas and New Mexico over water rights from the Rio Grande.

The U.S. Supreme Court building.

Texas and New Mexico are fighting over water — specifically, how much each state should receive from the Rio Grande.

The U.S. Supreme Court is holding oral arguments in the decades-long case today. What’s at stake for Texas?

Gabriel Eckstein joins Houston Matters to walk us through the case and its implications. He’s a professor at Texas A&M University’s School of Law. He’s also director of the law school’s Natural Resources Systems program.

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