Friday, December 6, 2013

The full Detroit bankruptcy eligibility court opinion

For your reading pleasure, enjoy how Judge Rhodes smacks down the unions in their arguments against Detroit's bankruptcy.

Read the full opinion.

One small example:
The Contracts Clause of the United States Constitution, which is Article I, Section 10, provides, “No State shall . . . pass any . . . Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, . . .” AFSCME argues that chapter 9 violates the Contracts Clause. This argument is frivolous. Chapter 9 is a federal law. Article I, Section 10 does not prohibit Congress from enacting a “Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts.” Id.

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