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Jefferson County Judge May Seek Advice From Alabama High Court

The federal judge overseeing Jefferson County’s bankruptcy is considering asking the Alabama Supreme Court for advice on whether to dismiss the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas B. Bennett in Birmingham said he may ask the state’s highest court how to interpret a state law that creditors claim bans Alabama counties from entering bankruptcy unless they have issued “refunding or funding bonds.”