The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide where a major challenge over an Obama administration clean-water rule should be waged—in a federal appellate court or in the federal district courts.

The justices agreed to hear claims by national companies, 29 states and agriculture-related groups that argued the litigation should take place in federal district courts and not in a federal appellate court. Businesses argue multicourt review will offer a wider perspective of views on the legality of the regulations.

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