Republican officials repeatedly dismissed Flint residents who said their water was making them sick, until it turned into a full-blown crisis. Now, with a state government under Democratic control, Michigan is finally making some amends—in a big way.
A lawsuit filed in Kent County Circuit Court Wednesday seeks damages against 16 Michigan Republicans who submitted fraudulent electoral certificates that falsely claimed former President Donald Trump won the state in 2020.
On Thursday, a judge heard arguments over control of the painting—saying he hoped the dispute could be settled without entangling the Detroit Institute of Arts. There was no immediate decision about the future of the painting, which is still on loan to the museum as part of a rare van Gogh exhibition.