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Like Thanksgivings of the Past, The Fight for Land and Water Continues

Like Thanksgivings of the Past, The Fight for Land and Water Continues

2016-11-23 00:00:00

In an effort to stop the unconscionable termination of water service to tens of thousands of Detroit’s poorest residents, the ACLU of Michigan has had the honor of working with a team of distinguished lawyers led by heroic civil rights attorney Alice Jennings. The legal team’s litigation, brought on behalf of a class of water customers who seek an injunction of shut-offs and a plan for water affordability was dealt a tremendous blow recently when the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed decisions by the Bankruptcy Court and the District Court to dismiss the lawsuit.

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