On June 25, 2009, the Supreme Court overturned a federal court injunction that required the Arizona legislature to adopt massive new spending programs to teach English in the public schools to foreign-born students. The decision was a victory for WLF, which filed a brief urging that the injunction be overturned. The Arizona public education system has been under direct federal court supervision since 2000, when the court ruled that Arizona was not in compliance with federal civil rights laws. State officials who supported increased funding were happy to be ordered to appropriate more funds for education, so they never appealed the initial injunction. State officials who took office in later years were not as happy, and they sought to get out from under the injunction. The Supreme Court agreed with WLF that the lower courts employed an unduly harsh standard in determining whether Arizona was entitled to relief from the judgment.