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Recent Decision Note, Thomas L. Shaffer Dec 1959

Recent Decision Note, Thomas L. Shaffer

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The Supreme Court of Colorado heard on appeal a tax dispute between the State Board of Equalization and Arapahoe County and, in announcing a decision in favor of the board, delayed publication of its formal written opinion for one week. At the time the decision was announced the opinion had been written, but had not been prepared for publication. Four days later respondent published an editorial in his newspaper attacking the decision, suggesting that it was inspired by political rather than legal considerations, and intimating that popular disapproval might result in a written opinion mitigating some of the decision's rigor. …