The city of Detroit's top lawyer has resigned amid a controversy in which she referred to one of the city's courts as "a ghetto court." Attorney Kathleen Leavey, former head of the Detroit Law Department, said that her comment was taken "way, way" out of context and that her remarks were part of a conversation about the way in which the court is managed. The 23-year city employee adamantly denied allegations from a city judge that her words were racist and insulting to the predominantly black court.
Detroit's Top Lawyer Resigns After 'Ghetto Court' Remark
The National Law Journal
January 22, 2009