Supreme Court won't hear Asian carp suit

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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to not even bother hearing a suit filed by the Michigan attorney general and others to force the closure of locks between Lake Michigan and the Illinois Waterway to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
It was a politically motivated suit to start with, initiated by Mike Cox, the Republican attorney general who is running for governor. That should be the end of the extreme idea of shutting down the waterway, a vital link in the Midwest transportation network. But it probably won't end Cox' political grandstanding. 

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