CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Aug. 20 in state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal challenge to a new state law that stripped her office of many of its powers. Hill filed her legal challenge immediately after Gov. Matt Mead signed the bill into law earlier this year. The change occurred in the middle of Hill's four-year term. The superintendent remains one of the five statewide elected officials but no longer oversees the Wyoming Department of Education.
Hill says the law made a fundamental change to state government and should have required an amendment to the state Constitution. The state contends that the Legislature has the constitutional authority to determine the powers and duties of the superintendent.