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Snyder to face questions under oath about Detroit bankruptcy filing

Source: Detroit News

Detroit — Gov. Rick Snyder agreed Tuesday to face questions under oath about why he authorized a Detroit bankruptcy under terms of a deal that slows the pace of the biggest Chapter 9 filing in U.S. history.

The deal was hatched on the sidelines of a bankruptcy hearing Tuesday after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes grilled a state lawyer about a last-ditch attempt to shield Snyder and members of the administration from being deposed in the case.

The forthcoming depositions mark a victory for city unions that are trying to prove the city negotiated in bad faith before filing bankruptcy July 18. Snyder must sit for a three-hour deposition on an as yet unscheduled date, under terms brokered Tuesday.

“This was a very important day for us to get access to the governor,” said attorney Sharon Levine of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25, the city’s largest union. “It is important to understand the motives behind the filing. Transparency is critical here.”

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130910/METRO01/309100093#ixzz2eWkNG2xn

Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130910/METRO01/309100093#ixzz2eVte3jIV

much more at link. Mods I searched, didn't see this posted.

Lake Co. judge rules state’s right to work law unconstitutional

Source: Fox 59

LAKE COUNTY – A Lake County judge ruled Indiana’s right to work law unconstitutional.

The lawsuit was filed by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. The union claimed the law violated Article 1, Section 21 of the state’s Constitution, which says “no person’s particular services shall be demanded without just compensation.”

Local 150 argued the right to work law is unconstitutional because it makes it illegal for unions to collect fees for services they are federal required to provide.

In the decision. Judge John M. Sedia of Lake Superior Court said the law makes it “a criminal offense for a union to receive just compensation for particular services federal law demands it provide to employees.” Sedia concluded that, “the Court therefore has no choice but to find that [the laws] violate Article 1, Section 21 of the Indiana Constitution.”

Read more: http://fox59.com/2013/09/09/lake-co-judge-rules-states-right-to-work-law-unconstitutional/#ixzz2eRAn04QM

Read more: http://fox59.com/2013/09/09/lake-co-judge-rules-states-right-to-work-law-unconstitutional/#axzz2eQBT08gi

Listening to the news media this morning. Turns out, we aren't really totally opposed to war with

Syria after all. We are just "skeptical". We are anxiously waiting on Dear Leader to inform us more. We aren't overwhelmingly opposed, we are just skeptical.
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