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Oral Arguments Tomorrow

on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:44

Oral Arguments before the Colorado Supreme Court Tomorrow! 

Live Stream available.

Our long awaited date with the Colorado Supreme Court is finally here!  We are so grateful to the Court for the opportunity to present our case. Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 10, at 1:30 p.m our fabulous attorneys from Faegre Baker Daniels will argue our case.  Join us in person or save yourself a trip downtown and watch the live stream

We have a date for Oral Arguments

on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:45

On October 14, we received an Order from the Colorado Supreme Court setting oral arguments in our voucher case for Wednesday, December 10, at 1:30 p.m.  We are so excited that the voucher case is moving forward!   Read the order from the Colorado Supreme Court here.

Final Briefs filed with the Colorado Supreme Court

on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:19

On September 15, 2014 our Reply Briefs were filed with the Colorado Supreme Court.  You can read them by clicking the links below.  Our next step is oral arguments.  We will update as soon as the date for oral arguments is set.

Taxpayers for Public Education reply brief

ACLU reply brief

Briefs filed with the Colorado Supreme Court!

on Sat, 05/31/2014 - 15:51

Our opening brief was filed with the Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday, May 29th. We were also thrilled to have some wonderful amicus briefs filed on our behalf.  All of us at TFPE are extremely thankful for our great attorneys and the other organizations supporting our case.

Read the briefs below:

Petitioners opening brief

The American Federation of Teachers Amicus Brief

The Anti-Defamation League Amicus Brief

The Colorado Education Association Amicus Brief

Press Release from TFPE

on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 23:43

Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Voucher Case

Non-partisan Group Confident High Court Will Uphold Trial Court Ruling

DENVER- The Colorado Supreme Court today accepted the appeal of the non-partisan group, Taxpayers for Public Education (TFPE) in a lawsuit challenging the Douglas County School District’s voucher program.  The Court agreed to hear every one of the challenges in the TFPE lawsuit.

“We are elated that the Colorado Supreme Court has recognized the tremendous and far reaching implications of our challenge of the Douglas County voucher program,” said Cindy Barnard, President, TFPE.

Thank you!

on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:06

To all of the volunteers, donors, candidates, parents, teachers, students and administrators who worked so hard on behalf of the independent candidates for the Douglas County School Board:  Thank you!!  We at TFPE are disappointed, but not discouraged, with the results of the School Board election.

Taxpayers file petition with Colorado Supreme Court

on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:36

TFPE filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn the Court of Appeals ruling and reinstate the trial court injunction against the DCSD voucher program.  We are confident that the Colorado Supreme Court will find, as the trial court did, that the DCSD voucher program violates the Colorado Public School Finance Act and the Colorado Constitution because the voucher program wrongfully diverts funds that are earmarked for the support of public schools and improperly uses them to pay private school tuition.  Read the petition by clicking here.



Analysis of Blaine arguments from the dissenting opinion of the Colorado Court of Appeals

on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 02:30

We found much of the dissenting opinion to be of great interest but this analysis of the Blaine Amendment arguments was particularly interesting and we wanted to share it with you.  Click here to read the summary.

Connect the Dots updated

on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:05

We have updated our research about the outside influences in the Douglas County voucher program.  Read our updated Connect the Dots.