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  •  There're clearly communications issues here: (0+ / 0-)

    This is my thing about the dispute over whether Orr could file:

    It will allow the Supremes to rule on the exact relationship between Federal bankruptcy and the State Constitution regarding pensions.

    If their ruling is something along the lines of "Due to the BS we just made up, § 24 of the Constitution has no bearing whatsoever on Federal bankruptcy proceedings, therefore the filing is valid and the Federal Courts are required to cut Detroit's pensions in any bankruptcy proceedings." If the Supreme Court of Michigan does this, then Federal judge doesn't really have a choice in the matter. He has to screw the unions.

    I'll agree it's theoretically possible that the union's insistence on fighting in state court won't get them all screwed. -But if I was a betting man I'd bet every dime I had that the unions would regret this decision.

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