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Democracy Watch: Appeals Court to Hear Lawsuits Over Detroit Water, State EM Law

Two important cases involving the ACLU of Michigan--one involving  water shutoffs in Detroit and the other a challenge to Michigan’s emergency manager law--will be heard by the U.S. Sixth Circuit...

Democracy Watch: Law Professor Peter J. Hammer Likens Flint Water Crisis to 'Tuskegee Experiment'

Like a coroner conducting an autopsy, economist and Wayne State University Law School professor Peter J. Hammer recently performed a highly detailed dissection of the Flint water crisis, laying...

Democracy Watch: Lawsuit Underscores Racial, Political Concerns Raised by State Plan for DPS

Although it has received scant media attention, a lawsuit filed in late June by members of Detroit’s school board, activists and parents could undo the controversial education system Gov. Rick...

Democracy Watch: The Sad Disappearance of the Highland Park School District

EXCERPTED FROM THE METRO TIMES

Sitting on the front porch of the Highland Park duplex she owns, Michelle Belton looked out on what used to be Cortland Elementary school....

Democracy Watch: Water Testing 'Cheats' Exposed in Flint, Other Cities

Britain 's Guardian newspaper deserves kudos for two recent articles dealing with the issue of testing for lead in municipal water supplies. Although one is national in scope, both...

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