A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed that challenges the constitutionality of Michigan’s emergency manager law. The suit – filed by the Sugar Law Center on behalf of 21 plaintiffs — was put on hold when Detroit began bankruptcy proceedings. Sugar Law Attorney John Philo tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that the suit argues the emergency manager law violates voting rights by taking away authority from elected officials…and unfairly targets African Americans.
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NextChapter Detroit had an earlier post about the lawsuit with the legal documents available for viewing.