Six councils including the Black Country borough of Sandwell have won a High Court challenge over the Government's decision to scrap Building Schools for the Future projects in their areas.
Mr Justice Holman ordered Education Secretary Michael Gove to reconsider the decision "with an open mind", but made a point of saying the final decision still rested with Mr Gove.
Some media coverage is highlighting the judge's comment that Mr Gove's failure to consult councils before announcing the cancellation decision last year was "so unfair as to amount to an abuse of power". However, this comment applies to all the councils except for Sandwell.
Here are some key extracts from the judgment, and at the bottom is a link to the full document: