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Flint water prosecutions ended following MI Supreme Court decision

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The Michigan Attorney General’s office says efforts to prosecute state officials in the Flint water case are over. That’s after the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order today (TUE) declining to hear the case.

In an unsigned order, the court said, “we are not persuaded that the question presented should be reviewed by this court.” That leaves in place a lower court decision dismissing the charges against former Governor Rick Snyder.

That court found the Flint prosecution team appointed by Attorney General Dana Nessel mishandled the case. Charges against seven other government officials had already been dismissed.

The prosecution team released a statement through Nessel’s office, saying -quote- “Our disappointment in the Supreme Court is exceeded only by our sorrow for the people of Flint.”

Justice Beth Clement did not participate because she once served as the chief legal counsel for the Snyder administration.

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