This Article criticizes the 2016 Texas Supreme Court school finance decision, the latest of seven decisions starting in 1989, for its disregard of both the record in the case and the realities of the Texas Constitution and Texas politics. The Article also focuses on how standards for reviewing legislation have changed and the Texas Supreme Court's irrational and unfounded retreat to the "money doesn't make a difference" theory of school finance. Finally, the Article recommends a return to an objective, comprehensible, enforceable and constitutional system of review, and concludes with a prayer for holdings that recognize the inequities of the past.
The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice
The Texas Supreme Court Retreats from Protecting Texas Students,
Available at: https://commons.stmarytx.edu/thescholar/vol19/iss2/1
St. Mary's University School of Law
Jesús N. Joslin
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