Rehearing Denied in the Cindy Hill Case

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010 file photo, Cindy Hill answers audience questions during a General Election Debate for Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Wyoming Union in Laramie, Wyo. In just over a year since becoming the state's top public education official, Hill is finding that the learning curve in managing a large government agency can be more challenging than in running a grade school. (AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean, File)
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Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied the state of Wyoming a rehearing in the Cindy Hill case.

The Wyoming Supreme Court has decided not to reconsider its decision in the state superintendent of public instruction case.

The court announced Friday that it denied state Attorney General Peter Michael's petition for a rehearing on a split 3-2 vote.

It was the same vote by which the court ruled last month that a 2013 law that removed the superintendent as head of the state Department of Education was unconstitutional.

Republican Superintendent Cindy Hill said in a statement Friday that she's ready to resume her full duties as superintendent. Michael wasn't immediately available for comment.

The case goes back to the district court that sought the Supreme Court's opinion on the constitutionality of the law.

The Legislature is considering holding a special session to address the fallout of the decision.

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