Detroit Mayor's Job on Line in Hearing Today

Kilpatrick loses appeal to block fallout from love affair
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2008 1:56 AM CDT
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – A state hearing to determine if Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be booted from office is back on the schedule today after the mayor lost an appeal to block it. Kilpatrick’s lawyer had argued that the hearing established Michigan's governor as "judge, jury and executioner," reports the Detroit News. The mayor is accused of manipulating City Council members into a $8.4 million whistle-blower settlement to cover up perjury linked to a torrid affair with an aide.