Federal Appeals Court Rejects Attorney General’s Appeal; TABOR Legal Challenge to Be Considered on Merits
DENVER (March 7, 2014) — The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a July 2012 U.S. District Court ruling that rejected the Colorado Attorney General’s attempt to use procedural grounds to throw out Kerr v. Hickenlooper, the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
The plaintiffs argue that, as a consequence of TABOR, the Colorado General Assembly has been deprived on a key legislative power – the power to raise revenue. Therefore, the plaintiffs assert, Colorado no longer has a “republican form of government,” in violation of the U.S. Constitution and the federal statute that authorized Colorado to become a state.
As a result of today’s ruling, the plaintiffs will have an opportunity to prove their case in U.S. District Court.
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