CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A state district judge in Cheyenne is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill.

The lawsuit challenges a new law that removed the superintendent as head of the Wyoming Education Department. Instead, the department is to be run by a director appointed by the governor.

The Legislature approved the law during its session that ended earlier this month. Advocates of the law said it was necessary to remove Hill because she was disregarding school reform laws and doing a poor job of running the department.

Hill contends the law violates the Wyoming Constitution by usurping the superintendent's office and the voters who elected her in 2010.

She's asking Judge Thomas Campbell on Wednesday to restore her previous duties while the case is litigated.