Three months ago I asked the question: “What does Bill Ritter know about the Supreme Court to gamble taxpayer dollars?” Yesterday, the same sort of hubris was on display, following the oral arguments that were held before the state’s highest court to hear Gov. Ritter’s appeal in defense of his unconstitutional property tax hike.
Ritter’s office has downplayed the need for any contingency plans in the event the high court throws out the mill-levy freeze.
Evan Dreyer, a spokesman for Ritter, gave a low-key response.
“This is a complex case, and it is now in the hands of the court,” Dreyer said. “We appreciate that the court heard oral arguments so quickly, and we look forward to the court’s decision so we can all move forward.”
Given the Colorado Supreme Court’s recent partisan history, maybe leading Democrats in the statehouse are comfortable knowing the fix is already in. Forget the state constitution and the rights of taxpayers.
But it’s Friday: Can’t a fellow still dream that our state’s highest judicial body will transcend partisan politics and do the right thing?