Mich. Emergency Manager Law May Not Fly, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (August 12, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit said Friday that the Michigan Legislature may have violated the state's constitution when it passed an act expanding state-appointed emergency managers’ powers beyond fiscal policy to cover all local government conduct, including collective bargaining agreements, ruling the lower court must conduct more fact-finding.

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court vacated U.S. District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff’s 2012 decision denying the City of Pontiac Retired Employees Association’s request for a temporary restraining order and remanded the case back to the district court to...
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