In an ongoing crisis involving tainted water, Flint, MI has been effectively silenced as a political entity. The city must now get approval from the state in order to sue the state.
I don't think the state will allow Flint to sue, but do they really have to? At this point, shouldn't the humanitarian crisis aspect take over?
Even if the state does fix the problem, will Flint be able to sue if they do a poor job? This is not clear in the article, however it does mention that a statute of limitations on the notice of intent to sue might not hold up in court.
"Whether the ... resolution stripping the city’s authority would survive a direct legal challenge is a question for another day. In the meantime, the city continues to be significantly under state control, even after the departure of the emergency manager, and while accumulating significant obligations as a result of decisions made by, and/or at the direction of emergency managers."
She said Flint has made "a request to the state for assistance with these obligations."
After court threat, state of Michigan removed Flint's power to sue