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Detroit Bankruptcy Likely To Rob Retirees of Pension Benefits

The bankruptcy of Detroit could have devastating consequences for thousands of retired city workers who depend on their pensions for food and shelter. After years of speculation the city filed last week under the rarely-used Chapter 9 of the federal bankruptcy code governing municipal insolvency. The city owes $18.5 billion in debt, of which $3.5 billion is an unfunded pension liability. As part of the bankruptcy process officials hope to enact significant cuts to the benefits of 21,000 retired public …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Detroit Voters May Decriminalize Marijuana in November

The Michigan Supreme Court has cleared the way for a marijuana decriminalization measure to appear on city ballots in the coming November election. If voters pass the measure, it will allow adults 21 and over to use and possess up to one ounce of marijuana on private property. The decriminalization initiative is sponsored by the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, a group of citizens who argue that removing marijuana possession penalties will allow Detroit police officers to focus on more …

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