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Judge Arthur Recht
Judge Arthur Recht

On May 14, 1982, Ohio Circuit Judge Arthur Recht, special judge assigned in 1981 to a court case brought by a Lincoln County parent, issued a 244-page opinion that declared West Virginia''s system of financing public schools unconstitutional.

Learn more:
The Recht Decision
Extracts From the Recht Decision
"School Funds Ruling Outrages State Officials" (Recht Decision)
"School Ruling Pleases Small Counties" (Recht Decision)

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