NAACP Can't Challenge Mich. Emergency Manager Law

Law360, New York (November 06, 2013, 7:11 PM ET) -- The Michigan bankruptcy judge overseeing Detroit's landmark Chapter 9 case refused Wednesday to lift an automatic stay on the NAACP's suit challenging a law enabling state-appointed managers to take control of struggling municipalities, saying the suit could threaten the city's bankruptcy proceeding.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes upheld the stay on the suit by the Detroit and Michigan branches of the NAACP, which claim Michigan's Public Act 436 is unconstitutional and deprives minorities of their right to vote by allowing unelected emergency managers to rule by...
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Case Title

Detroit NAACP et al v. Snyder et al


Case Number

2:13-cv-12098

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Voting

Judge

George Caram Steeh

Date Filed

May 13, 2013