In 1997, the North Carolina Supreme Court delivered a decision in the original Leandro case. The decision said that every North Carolinian has a constitutional right to a sound, basic education.
More than 20 years later, the Leandro case is back in the Supreme Court. This time, the issue in the case is whether the judicial branch can force the legislature to fund a plan that would seek to address inequity in public education funding.
Walter Reinke reports.