Detroit was ruled eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday. Twitter coverage of the federal eligibility hearing tracked the history. Here are the highlights:
Court is in session; Judge Rhodes asks all attorneys in court to introduce themselves for the record.
— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) December 3, 2013
Rhodes says his official order is more than 140 pages, but he plans to deliver a “more accessible” verbal ruling.
— Nathan Bomey (@NathanBomey) December 3, 2013
#Detroit was once hard working diverse vital city, bankruptcy judge says, warming up.
— Robert Snell (@RobertSnell_DN) December 3, 2013
RHODES: “The city no longer has the resources to provide its residents with basic…services to provide its citizens basic services.”