Circuit court judge blocks Detroit bankruptcy

Rick Moran
A circuit court judge has ruled that the governor and emergency manager of Detroit acted unconstitutionally in filing for bankruptcy. Judge Rosemary Aquilina gave the following rationale for her decision: Ruling the governor and Detroit's emergency manager violated the state constitution, an Ingham County Circuit judge ordered Friday that Detroit's federal bankruptcy filing be withdrawn. "It's absolutely needed," said Judge Rosemary Aquilina, observing she hopes Gov. Rick Snyder "reads certain sections of the (Michigan) constitution and reconsiders his actions." The judge said state law guards against retirement benefits being "diminished," but there will be no such protection in federal bankruptcy court. State-level legal skirmishing over the Chapter 9 bankruptcy effort by Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr now will quickly move to the Michigan Court of Appeals. Attorney General Bill Schuette, on behalf of Snyder, filed an application for Appeals ...(Read Full Post)

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