DALLAS -- A Texas judge has issued a new ruling that may allow schools to continue selling bonds after Sep. 1, while the legal fight over the state's wealth-sharing school finance law continues.

But experts have different opinions on the importance of the nine-page ruling issued Friday by Travis County District Judge F. Scott McCown, which is intended to protect bondholders if a court later rules the new law -- known as Senate Bill 351 -- unconstitutional.

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