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Justice Kagan Highlights Day 3 of the 2015 Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference

Several keynote speakers delighted the audience earlier on Thursday at the 73rd Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference in Detroit.  During lunch, the conference attendees were treated to a whimsical talk by Professor Noah Feldman from Harvard Law School who discussed the battles and triumphs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s great Supreme Court Justices.  Professor Feldman explained … Continue Reading

Highlights from Day Two of the 2015 Sixth Judicial Conference in Detroit, Michigan

I arrived in the Motor City early this morning for the 73rd Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference where I’m serving as a delegate for Sixth Circuit Judge Alan E. Norris.  One of the most interesting presentations of the day featured a panel discussion of judges and lawyers who offered their no-holds-barred perspectives and observations about one … Continue Reading

Oral Argument on Detroit Bankruptcy Postponed In Part

Last Friday, the Sixth Circuit postponed oral argument in some of the pending cases in the appeal from the bankruptcy judge’s decision that Detroit was entitled to creditor protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and could try to alter the terms of workers’ pensions. The postponement was apparently granted to allow various … Continue Reading

Appeals Process Begins for Determination of Detroit’s Bankruptcy Eligibility

A Michigan bankruptcy judge ruled yesterday that Detroit is eligible for protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, overruling numerous objections filed by labor unions, pension funds and other interested parties.  Almost immediately following the ruling, a notice of appeal was filed by Counsel 25 of the American Federation of State, County & … Continue Reading