Flint Water Crisis Defendants: There Is No Constitutional Right To Drinking Water

Mealey's (August 23, 2016, 1:30 PM EDT) -- DETROIT — Employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Aug. 22 moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed in Michigan federal court by a purported class of Flint, Mich., residents, contending that they are entitled to absolute immunity with regard to the plaintiffs’ claims stemming from the lead water crisis in Flint, and there is “no constitutional right to drinking water” (Myia McMillian, et al. v. Gov. Richard Dale Snyder, et al., No. 16-10796, E.D. Mich.).

(Motion to dismiss available. Document #15-160906-006M.)

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