May 29, 2009
The Supreme Court upheld a sweeping new school funding formula based on number of students in any district, with a bonus for poor or otherwise at-risk students instead of focusing state aid on the poorest 31 districts. Peter G. Verniero. Chair of the Appellate Practice Group, commented: "The Court uses language in this opinion deferential to the elected branches that we have not often seen in Abbott cases. For many, many years this case has been a source of some tension of the government branches. Some of that tension has now been evaporated."