Colorado Supreme Court Decision Determines Courts Can Decide On School Funding

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In an opinion that could have profound implications for the state budget, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled today that a group of plaintiffs has the right to challenge whether the state provides an adequate level of funding for schools.

In a 4-3 decision, the state's high court overturned the ruling of two lower courts that said the question of how much funding for schools is one for lawmakers not the courts.

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