Supreme Court Denies Mo. Flood Control Injunction

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Sunday denied Missouri's injunction bid to stop a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers levee detonation that would protect an Illinois town from Mississippi River floodwater but flood 130,000 acres in Missouri.

Justice Samuel Alito's refusal to grant Missouri's application for an injunction is the latest in a series of recent defeats for the state in district court and the Eighth Circuit, which denied the state's motion for an injunction pending appeal over the weekend. Justice Alito has oversight over such...
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