Retirees stunned by possible pension cuts as judge clears way for Detroit bankruptcy

  • by: ED WHITE , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 4, 2013 - 9:40 AM

DETROIT — A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.

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