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Day five of the Detroit Bankruptcy hearings featured the Governor

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Protesters hold posters depicting Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as a devil, at a rally outside Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse during Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial in Detroit, Michigan October 28, 2013.
REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Protesters hold posters depicting Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as a devil, at a rally outside Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse during Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial in Detroit, Michigan October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

DETROIT (WKZO) --Monday may have been the biggest day yet for drama in the Detroit bankruptcy hearings. First on the stand in the morning was Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. He testified its either bankruptcy or a “free fall crisis” for the city.

In the afternoon, Governor Rick Snyder took the stand, the first time a sitting Governor has testified in such a way, but almost all of this is new.

Attorneys for the Union says the pensions are protected by the state constitution and the Governor should have taken them off the table.

Snyder said he did not want to get in the way of the process and left it to the court to decide. He also evaded a number of questions, citing attorney-client privilege or saying he didn’t recall

About 100 protestors marched outside, most of them workers and pensioners. They will take more testimony today from Orr and then recess for the week and take more testimony next week. A decision is expected in Mid-November.

 

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