Detroit Public Schools filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Michigan on Thursday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

DPS claims that the state has violated the civil rights of students through the use of its emergency manager law. The law, they contend, weakens the authority of the board of education and allows unelected emergency managers to make major decisions about cuts and assets, reports Casey Quinlan.

The lawsuit includes Gov. Rick Snyder (R),  former emergency managers, Republican lawmakers, and administrators and a vendor recently indicted on a bribery scheme.

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