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07/22/2013 05:03 pm ET Updated Sep 21, 2013

Detroit Bankruptcy, Kevyn Orr's Doubts Discussed Weeks Before EM Was Hired, E-mails Show | Detroit Free Press

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Weeks before a state financial review team found Detroit's fiscal condition so dire that Gov. Rick Snyder would soon appoint an emergency manager, discussions behind the scenes indicated that an orderly Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the Motor City might be the best option, according to e-mails reviewed by the Free Press.

The e-mails -- obtained by labor activist Robert Davis in an ongoing lawsuit against the Snyder administration over whether the appointment of emergency manager Kevyn Orr violated the state's open meetings laws -- show that top Snyder aides had approached Orr and his law firm, Jones Day, in January and were urging Orr to take the job.

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