Sunday, October 05, 2014

"Chapter 9 is not a privilege; it is a political failure"

Kristi Culpepper, excellent on Detroit.

And on the Grand Bargain in particular:  "One of the concerns I have expressed about the so-called grand bargain that emerged from mediation is how biased and path-dependent the case became after it was announced. It effectively cut off the court’s ability (or desire?) to entertain any alternative proposal from creditors or other stakeholders. It also promoted a toxic 'us versus them' mentality, where anyone who suggested an alternative was construed as working contrary to the court itself and could not defend themselves publicly."