AG Files Opening Brief In CCJEF v. Rell AppealPosted: December 21, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized 3 Comments
Just in case you missed it, on December 12 the Attorney General filed his opening brief in the Supreme Court in his challenge to the trial court’s dramatic ruling last fall in the long-running CCJEF v. Rell case, about which I’ve written previously.
As anticipated, the brief argues that Judge Moukawsher erred when he created and applied an heretofore unknown legal standard to determine whether public schools in Connecticut are providing a constitutionally adequate education to students. The brief also argues the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the lawsuit in the first instance.
Although I do not have a crystal ball, I predict that the trial court’s decision–which made a big big splash when it was released–will suffer an ignominious reversal in the Supreme Court.
Speaking of ignominious, the fact that Jepsen/Malloy – continue to claim CCJEF lacks standing is …. well shocking…
It’s weird to put the standing issue last, since the court must take it up first. Maybe it’s the AG’s way of saying with a nudge and a wink, “We have to say this, but we don’t really believe it.”
Spell out your reasoning: rfeversed on the merits or on the standing issue?