Judge clears way for Detroit to confront billions in debt in next phase of epic bankruptcy

  • Article by: ED WHITE , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 3, 2013 - 4:55 PM

DETROIT — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit can use bankruptcy to cut employee pensions and relieve itself of other crushing debts, handing a defeat to the city's unions and retirees and shifting the case into a delicate new phase.

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