Siger v. City of Chester

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Ruled that the statutory authority granted to receiver over financially distressed city under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act superseded any authority granted by city’s home-rule charter; the receiver’s proposed initiatives did not violate state constitutional provision on the removal of elected and appointed officials because nothing would prevent the suspended officials from reassuming their administrative duties upon expiration of the receivership; the initiatives were not precluded by separation of powers doctrine because the receiver is not a “judicial officer”; the receiver’s proposed initiatives did not attempt to unconstitutionally amend the city’s home rule charter; and the proposed initiatives were otherwise a lawful exercise of statutory authority and did not violate rules of professional conduct

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