Supreme Court Allows Flint Water Lawsuits To Move Forward, Officials Not ‘Immune’

Drinking fountains are marked "Do Not Drink Until Further Notice" at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., in May 2016. After 18 months of insisting water drawn from the Flint River was safe to drink, officials admitted it was not.

In refusing to take up two cases involving the 2014 water crisis, the higher court has upheld earlier rulings saying neither city nor state officials are protected from being sued.

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