Washington, D.C. lawyer Kevyn Orr named to be Emergency Financial Manager for Detroit, Michigan


And so it is done

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This afternoon, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed Washington, D.C. lawyer Kevyn Orr to be the Emergency Financial Manager of Detroit.

The Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board has to make the formal appointment of an emergency financial manager and they meet later today.

With that, nearly half of all Michigan African Americans will live without local democratically-elected representation.

When the new Emergency Manager Law PA 436, aka “The Local Financial Stability and Choice Act”, goes into effect later this month, Orr will become the Emergency Manager giving him lattitude outside the realm of finances.

Lucky for him he’s a lawyer. I suspect that’s going to come in very handy in the coming months.