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Arizona Appeals Court Rejects AG's Lawsuit Over Tuition

August 21, 2019

Arizona's Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit in which the state's attorney general sought to challenge the power of the Arizona Board of Regents to set tuition. The board, in seeking to dismiss the lawsuit, had argued that the AG, Mark Brnovich, did not have standing to challenge whether the board was keeping tuition "as nearly free as possible," per Arizona's Constitution.

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Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his wife, Kate Scharff, in Bethesda, Md.

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