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Kansas Supreme Court to announce ruling on school funding case Friday

Kansas City Star
Dion Lefler
Friday, March 7, 2014

Dion Lefler wrote:

"A state Supreme Court decision that could change the future of school funding and the makeup of the courts in Kansas will be handed down Friday morning.

The court announced that at 9:30 a.m., it will release its anxiously awaited ruling in the so-called Gannon case. In that case, school districts from across Kansas have banded together to sue the state, alleging that budgets passed by the Legislature in recent years fail to meet the state’s constitutional duty to provide suitable funding for public education." ... 

"Stephen McAllister, a University of Kansas law professor representing state government, argued that the court lacks the authority to order the Legislature to pass increased funding.

He told the justices that 'ultimately will undermine our system of government' in which the Legislature makes laws and the courts interpret them."

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