Court denies challenge to Detroit Schools manager

DETROIT (AP) - The state appeals court has denied another challenge to Roy Roberts' right to keep his job as Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager.

The courts says in an order Friday that Roberts was appointed under Public Act 72 after Public Act 4 -- Michigan's most recent emergency manager law -- was suspended earlier this year.

Activist Robert Davis had argued that the general election defeat of PA 4 meant the older law no longer exists. But the court says the defeat means a section repealing PA 72 also "did not survive."

The Michigan Supreme Court in April rejected an appeal of a lower court's decision upholding Roberts' appointment. Davis had argued that Roberts failed to take the oath of office when he initially started the job in May 2011.

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