CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is urging the state Supreme Court to rule against Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill's legal challenge to the recent state law that stripped her office of many of its powers. The AG's Office this week filed a lengthy brief with the court laying out the history of the state's education system.
The AG argues that the state Legislature originally invested the superintendent's job with many of its powers. It says the Legislature had authority to remove those same powers when it passed the law early this year. Hill filed her legal challenge immediately after Gov. Matt Mead signed the bill into law. She says the law made a fundamental change to state government and should have required an amendment to the state Constitution.