Court won't stop Detroit mayor's removal hearing

September 2, 2008 5:04:08 PM PDT
The Michigan Court of Appeals won't stop Gov. Jennifer Granholm from holding a hearing Wednesday that could lead to the ouster of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday night after hearing arguments from Kilpatrick's lawyers and the governor's legal team.

At the request of the Detroit City Council, the governor will lead a hearing on whether Kilpatrick misled members when he settled lawsuits with former police officers for $8.4 million. The mayor is separately charged with 10 felonies.

The mayor claims he can't get a fair shake from Granholm. His lawyers also attacked the law on the removal process.

Earlier Tuesday, a Wayne County judge refused to block the hearing.


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