Change in Plans: Big Fireworks in Court April 18 & 19

All the briefs have now been filed in Tos II, a legal challenge to the constitutionality of AB 1889, the 2016 law that the High-Speed Rail Authority is relying on to claim eligibility for Proposition 1A bond funds for construction of its Central Valley segment.

The hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, at 9:00 in Department 54 in Sacramento Superior Court (in the Hall of Justice on 6th St., which is separate from the court complex), and the hearing scheduled for April 19 at 11:00 in the same courtroom have both been postponed.

They have both been rescheduled to April 26 at 11:00 am.

The court will hear argument then on the Authority’s Demurrer and Motion to Strike Allegations, which seek to terminate the
Tos litigation. It will simultaneously consider the motion for a Preliminary Injunction to block the use of funds for construction.

Under court rules, a tentative decision may be posted on the court’s
website at 2:00 the day before the hearing. Enter the hearing date and Department 54.