The Harrisburg City Council will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that invalidated the bankruptcy filing of Pennsylvania’s capital city, according to its attorney.

Mark Schwartz, representing the council, filed the motion on Saturday with the U.S. District Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania. Bankruptcy Judge Mary France ruled on Nov. 23 that its Oct. 11 Chapter 9 filing was illegal, citing state law restrictions and the objections by Mayor Linda Thompson.

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