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High Speed Update: Judge Rejects TRO For Now But Sets Hearing

March 22,2017-

rail-2016-11-09-at-2-09-27-pmJudge Raymond Cadei of the Sacramento Superior Court heard arguments today over Prop1A and high speed rail. Plaintiffs attorney Stuart Flashman, who represents Kings County, has been promising he will head to court to seek a TRO – a restraining order – to halt plans to spend state bond money on the project.  Today he got his day in court but the judge rejected his attempt to slap a restraining order for now. The rail authority wants to sell $1.4 billion in bonds as of April 20.

The judge set a hearing on a motion to issue a preliminary injunction on the sale of the bonds for April 19.

“These are the same litigants who tied things up in the courts for the last five or so years,” says CHSRA spokeswoman Annie Parker. “With their only results being the courts agreeing that we were following the law and the cost to taxpayers of their delay tactics.”

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