Friday, May 23: Appeal Court will hear PLF's case vs. CA High Speed Rail bonds

May 21, 2014 | By PACIFIC LEGAL

On May 23, the California Third District Court of Appeal, in Sacramento, will hear the case in which Pacific Legal Foundation is one of the legal teams opposing judicial approval of $8.6 billion in California High Speed Rail bonds.  The case — California High Speed Rail Authority v. Superior Court of Sacramento County and Tos, et. al. — will be heard on the court’s 9:30 a.m. docket.

The Third District is considering the state’s petition for writ of mandate, which asks that a lower court be ordered to approve — or “validate” — the bonds, so the state can sell the bonds without fear of future challenges to their legality.

In litigating against “validation” of the bonds, PLF argues that the state has not complied with core legal and constitutional requirements designed to guarantee the High Speed Rail project’s integrity.

podcast-iconListen to the PLF Podcast with PLF Attorney, Harold Johnson discussing the case.