State must make names, resumes of Detroit emergency manager candidates public
Judge grants stay on release pending appeal from state
A judge has ruled that the state must release the names and resumes of candidates Gov. Rick Snyder's administration deliberated over for Detroit's emergency manager job.
Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Maria Oxholm said Tuesday the state had 48 hours to produce the list, but granted a stay pending the state's appeal.
However, earlier in the day, Oxholm ruled that emails and other documents between Snyder and his officials regarding the position wouldn't be released because the governor has executive privilege.
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Union activist Robert Davis sued to have the information released. Davis believes discussions for the job that eventually went to bankruptcy attorney Kevyn Orr violated the state's Open Meetings Act.
State Attorney General Bill Schuette filed an emergency motion earlier this month to stop the release of the emails and documents. Schuette wrote that Snyder wanted to "protect the other candidates ... from being unnecessarily burdened and harassed."
On July 18, Orr made Detroit the largest U.S. city to seek bankruptcy protection.
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