WASHINGTON - California Treasurer Kathleen Brown is concerned that the state attorney general's stance in the Richmond Unified School District case raises a danger that the courts will strike down other lease financing in California as well as Richmond's defaulted issue, state officials say.

Despite warnings from the treasurer's office, Attorney General Daniel H. Lungren forged ahead with his argument Tuesday before the Contra Costa County Superior Court that Richmond's 1988 certificates of participation issue was unconstitutional because it was not approved by voters.

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