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May 31, 2013
Justices reverse roles in Lobato decision
Last Tuesday’s Colorado Supreme Court 4-2 ruling in the Lobato v. State school funding case saw two court justices reversing the roles they played in an earlier Lobato ruling.
May 28, 2013
High court reverses Lobato ruling
Updated - The Colorado Supreme Court has overturned a lower court decision and ruled the state’s school finance system is constitutional. With reaction
March 7, 2013
Lawyers make last Lobato case pitches
Familiar points were made in a highly condensed form as lawyers argued the Lobato v. State school-funding case before the Colorado Supreme Court.
October 9, 2012
Lobato case makes lots of “friends”
You might think the Lobato v. State school funding case was a Facebook page, given how many friend-of-the-court briefs it’s attracted.
September 26, 2012
Lobato plaintiffs pick apart state’s case
Plaintiffs in the Lobato school funding case attack the state’s defense head-on in a new brief filed with the Colorado Supreme Court.
August 14, 2012
Gebhardt gets construction board seat
The lead plaintiffs’ lawyer in the Lobato school funding case has been appointed to the state school construction board.
July 18, 2012
State lays out its Lobato appeal
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers argues the Lobato lawsuit ruling should be overturned because school funding is the legislature’s business.
July 13, 2012
Regents to weigh in on Lobato
The CU Regents have voted to file a brief supporting the state in the Lobato school funding case, and other briefs may be coming.
May 7, 2012
Lobato resolution killed
Updated - A Senate committee has killed the resolution proposing the legislature intervene in the Lobato case.
May 3, 2012
Stepping back from the brink
The Senate Education Committee wrestled with a potentially explosive change to the school funding bill Thursday but didn’t pull the trigger.
April 17, 2012
A Lobato debate in the House?
The House may get a chance to debate an issue lawmakers have been avoiding all session – the Lobato school funding case.
January 23, 2012
Monday Churn: Lobato appeal notice
Updated -- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has filed the state's notice of appeal in the Lobato case, as expected.
January 18, 2012
Suthers: Lobato appeal could take a year
Attorney General John Suthers speculated about the possible effect of the Lobato case on key constitutional amendments.
December 26, 2011
State board of education appeals Lobato
Updated - The State Board of Education has voted 4-3 to appeal a judge’s ruling in the Lobato school funding case.
December 21, 2011
Hick appeals Lobato ruling
Gov. John Hickenlooper is appealing the Lobato court decision, but the State Board of Education is still thinking about it.
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