WASHINGTON - Parties on both sides of the Richmond Unified School District case said yesterday their next move will be to ask the California Superior Court of Contra Costa County to decide by yearend whether the district's defaulted lease issue was constitutional.

D. Ronald Ryland of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, attorney for the defaulted issue's trustee, U.S. Trust Co. of New York, said he will move in the next couple of weeks for a decision on the constitutional issue, which has been regarded as the central and most far-reaching question in the case.

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