DETROIT - The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 9 case of the City of Detroit on Jan. 29 denied a motion filed by the governor of Michigan and the state treasurer seeking to stay an underlying case against them brought by residents who contend that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates state law and the U.S. Constitution (In Re: City of Detroit, No. 13-53846, Chapter 9, E.D. Mich. Bkcy.).