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Quote of the Day - The flooding is everywhere and I'm not talking about just New Orleans. I'm talking about all through Mississippi and Alabama. So this storm is really having a catastrophic effect throughout the South right now. - Mike Brown
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Ninth Ward Victims To Get Their Day In Court Against Army Corps Of Engineers

There's only so many ways to get out of a lawsuit, and the federal government holds the trump card:  sovereign immunity

It works most of the time. 

But not when the government agency is possibly grossly negligent.  The allegations against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the way it built the dikes around New Orleans fall into that latter category.  The USACOE tried to use the sovereign immunity trump card to buy its way out of a lawsuit, but it didn't work.

Now we'll get to see all of the evidence about what wasn't done right when the dikes were constructed.  The victims in the Ninth Ward will have their day in Court.

MIPTC continues to believe that we should hire the experts in dike-building:  the Dutch.  They've got years of experience.  We've just got big trucks and bulldozers that built those dikes in the 50's.

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