Detroit bankruptcy given green light as judge says it should have happened years ago and thousands of workers and retirees protest over pension cuts

Judge Steven Rhodes ruled that city is eligible to shed billions of dollars of debt that accumulated during the city’s decades-long decline

By Associated Press Reporter

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Detroit is eligible to shed billions of dollars of debt that accumulated during the city’s decades-long decline, including cutting pensions for thousands of workers and retirees, a judge ruled on Tuesday in a decision that shifts the epic bankruptcy case into a new and delicate phase.

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