Legal Challenge Of Emergency Manager Law Goes Forward

February 10, 2014

A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed that challenges the constitutionality of Michigan’s emergency manager law. The suit – filed by the Sugar Law Center on behalf of numerous plaintiffs -- was put on hold when Detroit began bankruptcy proceedings. Sugar Law Attorney John Philo tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the suit argues that the emergency manager law violates voting rights by taking away authority from elected officials -- and unfairly targets blacks.