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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Detroit Mayor Ordered to Move Forward With FOI Lawsuit

A Detroit judge has refused Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's request to delay a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Detroit newspapers until his criminal case has resolved.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Robert Colombo Jr. said Friday he allowed Kilpatrick to intervene to protect his rights but not to postpone proceedings. He says Kilpatrick and former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty will undergo depositions.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News have sought depositions as well as the release of text messages between Kilpatrick and Beatty. The Free Press published excerpts of some messages in January.

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