US Blasts Retirees' Attempt To Thwart Detroit Bankruptcy

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT) -- Detroit's bid for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection doesn't conflict with the U.S. Constitution, the federal government told a U.S. bankruptcy judge Friday in response to objections by two of the unions representing some of the city's public-sector retirees.

Contrary to the assertions of The Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO and Sub-Chapter 98, City of Detroit, a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing does not violate the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, the government said in a brief. The Constitutionality of Chapter...
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