AG Files Opening Brief In CCJEF v. Rell AppealPosted: December 21, 2016
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.