WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to review a landmark decision by the Virginia Supreme Court last November that vindicated the issuance of lease and appropriation-backed bonds in the state.

Marcia P. Dykes, the taxpayer-complainant in the Virginia case, appealed to the U.S Supreme Court in April on grounds that the Virginia court violated federal due process requirements with its extraordinary decisions to rehear and then reverse a ruling it rendered only six months earlier.

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