Ala. Property Tax Laws Not Necessarily Racist, 11th Circ. Says

Law360, San Francisco (January 10, 2014, 4:38 PM EST) -- Alabama scored a victory Friday when the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a trial court's ruling that a group of schoolchildren lacked standing to sue on claims that the state's tax laws violate their constitutional right to equal school funding — and agreed that those laws aren't necessarily racist.

In the complex 29-page ruling authored by Eleventh Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan, the court largely affirmed the Alabama federal court's verdict finding that the plaintiffs — students in Sumter and Lawrence counties' public schools — hadn't proven that the...
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