Michigan appeals state judge's order to stop Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT, July 19 Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:16pm EDT

DETROIT, July 19 (Reuters) - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Friday appealed a state judge's declaratory judgment that the bankruptcy petition Detroit's emergency manager filed in federal court Thursday should be withdrawn.

The appeal of Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's Friday order was made in the Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of Governor Rick Snyder, according to a statement from Schuette's office. Additional motions seeking emergency consideration were expected to be filed later on Friday, the statement added.

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cantrell wrote:
This state judge is our of her jurisdiction. In fact, she has NO jurisdiction in this matter. Once the bankruptcy petition was filed, ALL jurisdiction concerning the assets and liabilities of the City of Detroit transferred to Judge Rhodes, the Bankruptcy Judge assigned to this matter. Judge Aquilina is acting without any authority whatsoever in this matter. In addition, section 362 of the bankruptcy law prevents ANYONE, including any state judge, from taking any action at all concerning Detroit’s assets and liabilities. I have been practicing bankruptcy law for about 30 years and have seen many judges get their hands slapped for violating the bankruptcy laws. If judge Aquilina keeps this up, it is not going to go well with her.

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