PBS: Flint Water Scandal Will Be Investigated by a Lawyer Who Contributed to Governor Snyder’s Campaign

Diane Ravitch's blog

I watched the PBS Newshour tonight and learned that the State Attorney General had selected a lawyer (with the ironic name of Flood) to get to the bottom of the scandal in Flint. In the discussion, Judy Woodruff said that Mr. Flood had contributed to the State Attorney General’s campaign, and the person she was interviewing said that Mr. Flood had also contributed to Governor Snyder’s campaign. However, Flood dismissed any possibility of a conflict of interest.

Will the state and the governor be sued? This article says that they are protected from litigation by a concept called “sovereign immunity.”

One environmental lawyer said, “They poisoned children.”

Not only that, state officials were warned repeatedly of the danger of the polluted water and ignored the warnings. If no one is held accountable, justice will not be served.

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