Authority Appeals Yet Another Decision
03/21/14 Filed in: High-Speed Rail
In a fascinating demonstration of desperation, the Attorney General filed a second Petition for Extraordinary Writ on behalf of the CHSRA, challenging the March 4, 2014 ruling in Tos that denied its request to end the Tos proceedings. CHSRA had requested a judgment on the pleadings already filed in the case. The Court ruled that a trial be held to determine whether the Authority’s HSR project complies with Proposition 1A.
The Court of Appeal will decide in the near future whether to call for further briefing or dismiss the petition.
The same Court of Appeal has ordered oral argument in the Atherton II appeal for May 20, 2014. It is possible the oral argument for the two Extraordinary Writ Petitions will be held then as well, as the cases are related.