DALLAS -- Today will mark the third time the Texas Supreme Court hears arguments about the state's school finance plan and the first time that fairness will not be the issue.

Instead, the core of the case will be the state constitution's ban on statewide property taxes. A half-dozen lawyers will argue over whether lawmakers imposed such a levy last spring when they resolved a seven-year court battle for fairer school funding by passing the so-called Robin Hood plan.

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