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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Challenge to Michigan's Emergency Manager Law con't moves forward; A win could remove EM's Statewide

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) and Detroit Emergency Manager
Kevyn Orr, at a July 2013 Press Conference announcing the City's Bankruptcy.
Snyder and Orr were given the authority to sidestep City Elected Leadership, declaring
the Detroit Bankrupt by Controversial Public Act #436 of 2012, known as
the Emergency Manager Law.

As exclusively reported by Independent Underground News & Talk February 7, U.S. Federal Judge George Caram Steeh II has reopened a landmark challenge to Michigan's Controversial Law, Public Act #436 of 2012.

The Detroit Free Press on February 16, reports the following:
"Filed against Gov. Rick Snyder and the state treasurer, the lawsuit has 11 lawyers working on behalf of more than 20 plaintiffs, including union leaders, ministers, Detroit school board members and city council members from Flint, Pontiac and Benton Harbor. They argue that the law puts a gubernatorial puppet in full control of a community or school district, overruling local voters in violation of the U.S. Constitution. 

After a fresh round of legal filings, the case could be heard in April, attorneys for the plaintiffs said. A total of eight Michigan communities and school districts are run by emergency managers, including Allen Park, Benton Harbor, Detroit, Flint, Hamtramck and the Detroit Public Schools. 

Blocked by legal maneuvers for months, the case got a green light last week from U.S. District Judge George CaSteeh in Detroit, after both sides agreed to remove Detroit’s bankruptcy case and emergency manager from consideration, to avoid complicating the city’s case."
More details on the pending lawsuit are available by reading Independent Underground News February 7 article or The Detroit Free Press story at this link

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