Attorney David Webbert was heartened by the court’s decision to hear the case again before the full panel of judges. Webbert believes that the court wants to tackle what he is calling an abuse of power by the executive branch, which he says has continued over the past two years since LePage threatened to block funding for charter school Good Will-Hinckley if it appointed Eves as president.
“(LePage) keeps going further and further across the line,” he said. “Maybe 2018 is the year of the comeback for the rule of law. I’m really hopeful that this is a pushback and (a finding) that there are lines you can’t cross.”
Read more about the case and the court’s decision in an article by Portland Press Herald here.