Another Flint Water Crisis Suit Advances Despite Immunity Spat

Aug. 6, 2020, 12:44 AM

More Flint, Mich., residents can advance substantive due process claims against city and state officials for allegedly creating, ignoring, and covering up the notorious water crisis that poisoned thousands, the Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday, despite some contention over who ought to receive qualified immunity.

The appeals court’s decision was propelled by its recent ruling in Waid v. Snyder, which held that government officials, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and current Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), weren’t immune from suit and their alleged indifference to the crisis “plausibly violated” the people of Flint’s right to bodily integrity.

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