Initial briefs focus on base aid, politics, says KU professor
"A University of Kansas Law Professor believes that though the Legislature showed its work, its amicus brief in the school funding case may not
make much difference in what the court ultimately decides.
'Amicus briefs generally aren’t the deciding thing for the court,' said Lumen 'Lou' Mulligan, the director of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center
for Excellence in Advocacy at KU. 'The court will pay attention to every brief in front of it, to be sure, but they’ll look much more closely
at the plaintiff’s brief, look to the four school districts, and to the state’s brief, which comes out of the Attorney General’s office. Those
will be the documents much more central to the court’s analysis.'”