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Judge Rules Against Detroit Mayor Hearings
(2008-08-18)
(wgvu) - DETROIT (AP) - A judge has ruled that the Detroit City Council
cannot hold a hearing to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Robert Ziolkowski (Zill-KOW'-ski)
said Monday afternoon that the city charter does not give the
council power to force out Kilpatrick.
The council accuses the mayor of violating the charter by not
revealing a confidentiality agreement linked to an $8.4 million
settlement in a civil case.
A second removal effort by the council rests with Governor
Jennifer Granholm, who will preside at a Sept. 3 misconduct hearing
targeting Kilpatrick.
The mayor also faces 10 felony counts in two criminal cases.
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