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CONCERNED PASTORS FOR SOCIAL ACTION, et al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
v.
NICK KHOURI, et al.,
Defendants-Appellants.
   No. 16-2628
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit.
No. 2:16-cv-10277—David M. Lawson, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: December 16, 2016
Before: KEITH, SUTTON, and DONALD, Circuit Judges.
The court delivered a PER CURIAM order. SUTTON, J. (pp. 5–13),
delivered a separate dissenting opinion.


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ORDER
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The Treasurer of the State of Michigan and the members of the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board (jointly referred to as the “State Defendants”) appeal a preliminary injunction requiring, among other things, the delivery of bottled water to non-exempt households served by the Flint water system. They move to stay the injunction pending appeal. Flint responds in support of the motion for a stay. The Plaintiffs oppose the motion to stay. The State Defendants filed a reply in support of their motion. The district court denied a stay pending appeal on December 2, 2016.

As a preliminary matter, we grant the parties’ motions to exceed the page limitations of Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 27(d)(2). The Plaintiffs’ motion to strike is granted because the State Defendants’ reply brief raises an argument that was not raised in the motion for a stay, thus obviating the Plaintiff’s need to file a sur-reply.