(AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.
Attorney General Kamala Harris filed the appeal late Friday on behalf of the governor and the state.
The move came a day after Superior Court Judge Rulf Treu finalized his June ruling that found five laws violated the California Constitution by depriving some of the state's 6.2 million students of a quality education.
The governor's brief appeal cites the need for the issues to be addressed by a higher court and says Treu's decision lacked details on the legal basis for his reasoning.