N.J. Supreme Court cool to argument

COURT COOL TO PITCH THAT BAD ECONOMY WARRANTS CURTAILING PUBLIC SCHOOL AID

The N.J. Law Journal reports:

Supreme Court justices hearing the latest iteration of Abbott v. Burke on Wednesday seemed to look askance at the state’s argument that harsh economic times justify cuts to public-school funding. The state’s lawyer, Peter Verniero, urged the Court to “step back” and give elected officials a chance to realize promises made two years ago to provide adequate financing for the 2008 School Funding Reform Act. Verniero, a former attorney general and Supreme Court justice, said that when the state made that promise, the depths of the financial crisis could not have been foreseen. But the Court posited whether, by the same logic, other constitutionally mandated programs — like the Office of the Public Defender — could also be “extinguished.”

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