I heard a rumor that some (unnamed) someone had offered the State Supreme Court a promise of a new building if only the Court would find the illegal property tax imposed by Governor Ritter and his Democrat legislature was constitutional.
That would explain why Bill Ritter seems so confident that the State Supreme Court will rule his way.
If the Court is dumb enough to appear to be bought and if the legislature is dumb enough to send a hundred million their way immediately after the ruling, Colorado will have a black eye for years to come.
Again, this is a rumor, but a rumor that might have some substance.
I’ve seen this one come through the grapevine, too. Gov. Bill Ritter’s actions have only made the rumor more credible. If it’s untrue, the state’s highest court and elected officials still would be wise to act circumspectly for the good of the state.