Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said last week he would represent Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager Robert Bobb in his lawsuit against the school board. 

Bobb’s suit, which comes a month after the school board sued him, says it violated his authority by promoting an acting superintendent into a permanent post. The board’s suit says Bobb has not consulted with it on his reform plans and that he has no authority over academic matters.

Bobb filed his lawsuit in Wayne ­County Circuit Court. The dueling suits will work their way through the system as Detroit votes in November on whether the city’s mayor should take control of the financially troubled school system.

Last week Bobb endorsed mayoral control of the schools. 

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