Court says Flint residents can sue Michigan over bad water

Residents in Flint who were exposed to lead-contaminated water can pursue constitutional claims against Michigan and city officials, a federal appeals court said Friday.

In a 3-0 decision, the court overturned decisions by a judge who said federal water law eclipsed claims of civil rights violations. The court said it wasn’t judging the merits of the two lawsuits, but it’s allowing residents to at least get inside the courthouse door.

The cases now return to U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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