Civil Rights Claim Nixed In $1.7B Milwaukee Highway Row

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 9:08 PM EST) -- A Wisconsin federal judge on Tuesday trimmed a lawsuit that skewers the federal government for a $1.7 billion Milwaukee highway project that civic groups said will amplify racial segregation, noting the groups cannot invoke environmental law to enforce the Civil Rights Act.

U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb did not buy the argument of the Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations For Hope and the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, which claim the government violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act — the section that prohibits discrimination in...
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