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AG’s Flint investigation raises questions about taxpayer-funded legal bills

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announces charges in his team's investigation into the Flint water crisis on April 20, 2016.
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announces charges in his team's investigation into the Flint water crisis on April 20, 2016.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says lawyers hired by Governor Rick Snyder won't turn over documents demanded by his Flint investigation team. 

As of now, taxpayers are paying for both the AG's special investigation as well as Governor Snyder's attorneys, which, at least from the AG's special investigator Todd Flood's point of view, are not cooperating fully with the investigation. 

Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning joined us today to talk about the situation and the problems that arise when taxpayers are funding both sides of a lawsuit. 

GUEST Peter Henning is a professor of law at Wayne State University. He tweets @peterjhenning.

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