U.S. Supreme Court lets Flint, Michigan residents sue over water contamination

U.S. Supreme Court lets Flint, Michigan residents sue over water contamination

Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/, January 21, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let residents of Flint, Michigan pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials that accused them of knowingly allowing the city’s water supply to become contaminated with lead.

The justices turned away two appeals by the city and the state and local officials of a lower court ruling that allowed the lawsuit to move forward. The lower court rejected a demand for immunity by the officials, finding that they violated the residents’ “right to bodily integrity” under the U.S. Constitution by providing the tainted water after switching water sources in a cost-cutting move in 2014. Read more.

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