10th Circ. Keeps Colo. Taxpayer Bill Of Rights Suit Alive

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 5:16 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit on Friday allowed a lawsuit brought by Colorado state legislators and education officials to proceed against the state's governor, moving the case closer toward invalidating Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel ruled on strictly jurisdictional grounds, saying the legislators provided adequate proof that TABOR, by requiring a voter referendum on most tax legislation, caused them injury.

“Under TABOR, a vote for a tax increase is completely ineffective because the end result of a successful legislative vote in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kerr, et al v. Hickenlooper

Case Number



Appellate - 10th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3950 Constitutionality of State Statutes

Date Filed

November 7, 2012

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