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Governors Giving Testimony Is Pretty Rare

January 13, 2013

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Governor Rick Snyder has agreed to be deposed by lawyers challenging Detroit’s bankruptcy filing. His sworn testimony is expected to last about three hours. Unions and other creditors have argued that the governor had already decided to pursue bankruptcy for Detroit when he hired emergency manager Kevyn Orr. They hope Snyder’s deposition will give them some leverage in their case against the Chapter Nine filing. Bill Ballenger is the editor of Inside Michigan Politics. He tells WDET's Pat Batcheller it's unusual for a sitting governor to testify in a trial or lawsuit. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.


Photo Credit | Pat Batcheller