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      Emergency manager opponents challenge courts to weaken law


      O

      pponents of



      Michigan's emergency manager law
      are using court challenges as a way to weaken its effect until state elections officials decide if a measure repealing the law should go on the November ballot.



      A coalition turned in more than 226,000 voter signatures last



      month to state election officials that



      could lead to the law being



      suspended until the election if state election officials next month



      find at



      least 161,300 of the signatures are valid.



      Meanwhile, the law's opponents are trying to keep emergency



      managers from exercising broad



      powers to run financially troubled



      cities and school districts.



      Two judges have said the appointment of some emergency managers



      were illegal because financial



      review teams met in secret.



      The state is fighting the decisions.

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