Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today (Dec. 21) that the state would appeal the decision in Lobato v. Colorado. In a prepared statement, he said the “final resolution of the constitutional and legal issues involved in the case require an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court.”
Also today, the Colorado State Board of Education held a special meeting to consider possible next steps regarding Denver District Court Judge Sheila Rappaport’s ruling. Following an executive session, the board reconvened and announced it would hold another special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to vote on whether to appeal.
The State of Colorado, the State Board of Education, Governor John Hickenlooper and Commissioner Robert Hammond are named in their official capacities as defendants in the case.