Judge Robert Hobgood was abundantly clear in his ruling on school vouchers: they're unconstitutional and the state is not allowed to disburse any voucher money.
Of course, Tillisberger didn't like that. And Tillisberger is used to getting their way. They're despotic and don't care much for the rule of law -- they just want to get their way.
So before the court's written ruling has even been issued, Tillisberger yanked the vouchers case away from North Carolina's attorney general, ignored the Court of Appeals and went directly to the NC Supreme Court demanding to disburse the illegal voucher money.
A three-judge appeals court panel rejected [the emergency] request [to disburse voucher funds] on Monday, saying it was premature to offer such a ruling without a written order from Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood.
Instead of waiting for that order, which is expected in a few days, attorneys representing legislative leaders Phil Berger and Thom Tillis and several families pushed ahead to the N.C. Supreme Court.
Voucher critics immediately tried to halt the requested intervention, saying a departure from the typical appeals process is not warranted.
Tillisberger is hellbent on disbursing the voucher funds. They aren't going to let a little thing like the court system or the NC Constitution stand in their way. They are used to getting their way.
And the Republican party paid good money to buy the NC Supreme Court. So Tillisberger isn't about to wait around when they can enlist their Supreme Court partners to allow them to break the law and violate the Constitution.