AUSTIN - Attorneys representing hundreds of rich and poor Texas school districts that educate millions of children brought their constitutional challenges of the latest share-the-wealth school finance law to the Texas Supreme Court yesterday.

This is the fourth time since 1989 that the Texas Supreme Court has been asked to rule on the constitutionality of state school finance laws, affecting about 1,050 districts. The hearing drew about 200 people to the court room, where people had to reserve seats to wait for the few remaining chairs.

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