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DETROIT, MI - MARCH 03: Demonstrators demand action from the Republican presidential candidates about the water crisis in Flint outside the historic Fox Theater before the GOP presidential debate March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the stateÕs primary. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The United States Supreme Court is allowing two class action lawsuits against the city of Flint, Michigan to proceed, upholding a 2017 decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In July, the 6th Circuit, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, overturned a lower court ruling that dismissed the cases. The Supreme Court also rejected appeals filed by the city of Flint, the drainage commissioner of Genesee county, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

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