Lawyers Spar Over Wyoming School Chief Debate
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The debate over a new law changing the duties of Wyoming’s superintendent of public instruction has spurred some legal wrangling between lawyers.
Earlier this week, a lawyer representing Superintendent Cindy Hill demanded the Republican Rep. Rosie Berger of Big Horn substantiate statements made in a report authored by other lawmakers explaining why the changes were needed. The lawyer threatened possible legal action.
On Friday, an attorney for Berger responded that the report had all the facts laid out and accused Hill’s attorney of using scare tactics to try to silence lawmakers.
The new law removed Hill as head of the state Education Department and replaced her with a director appointed by the governor. Hill has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law.