Oral arguments set for April in 3-D case | VailDaily.com

Oral arguments set for April in 3-D case

Eagle County School District attorneys learned this week that the Colorado Supreme Court has issued an order scheduling oral arguments in the 3-D case – cost of living raises for school employees – for April 19 in Denver.

Neither of the parties – the District and “Speak Out” publisher Michael Cacioppo – requested oral arguments but the Supreme Court has decided to hear oral arguments in the case, said Pam Holmes Boyd, spokeswoman for the school district.

The arguments will begin at 1:30 p.m. and each side will have 30 minutes to present their arguments for the Supreme Court justices to ask specific questions related to the case. In all cases, the Supreme Court has the option to set oral arguments.

“The request is neither positive or negative as it relates to the district’s 3-D case, it is simply part of the legal process,” Boyd said.

The decision to have oral arguments in the case does not attach specific deadlines to the process, however the district’s attorneys have noted that their last experience with oral arguments – before the Colorado Court of Appeals – a decision issued within three to six weeks of the hearing, Boyd said.

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