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CT Supreme Court Denies Motion for Early Argument

The Connecticut Supreme Court last week denied the state’s unusual request that they speed up hearing arguments in the appeal of Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s ruling in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, Inc. (CCJEF) v. Rell.  Judge Moukawsher had held that major components of Connecticut’s K-12 education system were so “irrational” that they were denying students, especially those in low wealth districts, their constitutional right to an adequate education.

The State had asked that oral argument in the case be held in May. Now, the argument will probably be scheduled for September. Meanwhile, the parties have now submitted their briefs to the Supreme Court (Brief of Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, Brief of Plaintiffs-appellees/Cross-AppellantsReply Brief of Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees with Separate Appendix).

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