BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A federal Bankruptcy Court Judge here yesterday rebuffed the state attorney general's request to move hearings on Bridgeport's Financial Review Board from federal court to state court.

According to documents submitted by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Alan H.W. Shiff, hearings slated for tomorrow will proceed in his court as originally planned. The hearings will examine whether the 1988 legislation that established Bridgeport's review board effectively bars the city from filing a bankruptcy petition without the state's authorization.

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