John Munich Quoted in the Wall Street Journal in an article recapping the Kansas Supreme Court's decision in a landmark school funding case
John Munich was interviewed by Caroline Porter of The Wall Street Journal for an article about the Kansas Supreme Court's decision in Gannon v. State of Kansas, a landmark school funding lawsuit. In the case, the plaintiffs claimed the Kansas legislature abandoned its constitutional obligation to fund Kansas elementary and secondary schools adequately.
Munich co-chairs Stinson Leonard Street's Commercial Litigation Division and leads its education litigation practice. He has handled state education funding disputes, including successfully trying Davis v. State of South Dakota, a multi-week trial of a school funding lawsuit in Hughes County, South Dakota Circuit Court; successfully trying Committee for Education Equality, et al. v. State of Missouri, a school funding lawsuit in Cole County, Mo., Circuit Court, described as “one of the largest and most complex trials” in Missouri’s history; and for the State of Michigan, successfully trying a school finance/desegregation case involving the Benton Harbor, Mich., school district.
Read the full article: Kansas High Court Rules Legislature Underfunded Poor School Districts (subscription required)