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The city of Detroit is pictured on July 17, 2013. (Paul Sancya/AP)
The city of Detroit is pictured on July 17, 2013. (Paul Sancya/AP)

In Detroit today, a federal judge has halted all lawsuits challenging the city's historic bankruptcy.

The ruling, from Judge Steven Rhodes, is considered a defeat for employee unions and retirees. Some were in the courthouse today wearing t-shirts that said "Detroit versus everybody."

They had filed lawsuits to block Detroit's bankruptcy filing, claiming their pensions are protected by the constitution.

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This segment aired on July 24, 2013.

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