NAACP Can't Challenge Mich. Emergency Manager Law

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 7:11 PM EST) -- 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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