Judge Halts Detroit Bankruptcy Proceedings

Says constitutional requirements weren't met, and it didn't honor the president. Really.


Ruling that the governor and Detroit's emergency manager violated the state constitution, an Ingham County Circuit judge ordered Friday that Detroit's federal bankruptcy filing be withdrawn.

"It's absolutely needed," said Judge Rosemary Aquilina, observing she hopes Gov. Rick Snyder "reads certain sections of the (Michigan) constitution and reconsiders his actions."

Aquilina's ruling should quickly move state-level legal skirmishing over the Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy strategy into the Michigan Court of Appeals.