U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes today scheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. Oct. 2 to consider the NAACP’s argument that its ongoing challenge to the state’s emergency manager law should be allowed to proceed outside of bankruptcy court.
The Michigan and Detroit chapters of the NAACP joined with Donnell White, Thomas Stallworth III, Rashida Tlaib and Maureen Taylor to file a lawsuit in May seeking to overturn the emergency manager law as unconstitutional because it infringes on voter rights.
Their lawsuit, filed in May in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Michigan, was immediately delayed by Detroit’s bankruptcy case.
Bankruptcy experts say Rhodes himself is likely to rule on the constitutionality of the emergency manager law and is unlikely to allow other courts to rule on the issue.
Full article by Nathan Bomey can be read in The Detroit Free Press