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The city has until Sept. 6 to file its responses to any objections by creditors. A multi-day hearing on the eligibility question is scheduled to start Oct. 23.
"Objecting creditors are individual parties in interest in the Chapter 9 bankrupt estate," McTevia wrote. "It is doubtful that the judge will render a blanket ruling either accepting or rejecting all objections."
Detroit residents, so far, have been left out of the bankruptcy process, said Randy Heard, a 52-year-old unemployed gas utility worker.
Heard, a National Action Network member, also expected to file paperwork Monday objecting to Orr’s bankruptcy petition.
"We don’t have a voice. They didn’t give us a chance to speak," Heard said. "Our (elected) leaders said we don’t want a bankruptcy. Democracy has been shut down in Detroit."
Another group also protested Orr’s bankruptcy filing. About 100 city retirees marched outside federal court. Some carried signs stating: "STOP DEBT SERVICE to BANKS that DESTROYED DETROIT."
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