Mich. Emergency Manager Law Flouts Constitution, Suit Says

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A new Michigan law that allows state-appointed managers to take sweeping control of municipalities in financial distress is unconstitutional and deprives minorities of their right to vote, union negotiators and other opponents of the law said in a suit Wednesday in cash-strapped Detroit.

State and city municipal workers’ unions and their representatives sued Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and state Treasurer Andrew Dillon, saying Public Act 436 tramples their rights under the U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act of 1965 by allowing unelected officials to rule by...
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