I just finished and filed our Opposition to the Board of Regents Motion for Emergency Supersedeas (the request for a stay of the Judge’s order effectively granting in-state tuition). You can read it here.
As we have said previously, if there is a 10 day hold on the Superior Court’s Final Order, today was the last day. We have not received any decision from the Superior Court on the Board of Regents’ Application for Supersedeas from Friday, January 6, 2016 either. That means that the Final Order should go into effect tomorrow, January 10, 2017.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PAYING IN-STATE TUITION TOMORROW, JANUARY 10, 2017?
Honestly, I do not know what the Board of Regents will do. They may take the position that since the Court’s order was not sent to us by the clerk until January 3, 2017, they they have more time to comply, and that would force us to file a Contempt Motion with the Superior Court (again if there is no ruling on the Supersedeas or Stay). If you are denied paying in-state tuition tomorrow, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will answer to you as quickly as a can.
While I respect the Board of Regents desire to take advantage of every legal maneuver to preserve the status quo, they should also respect their students enough to accept the Court’s Order and to not deny them the benefit their own policy gives to the you, the students. Everyone day that passes without this order being in effect, is another day that education is denied to these students.
We will keep fighting until we win.