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Appeals court has tough questions for plaintiffs in bullet-train suit
Appeals court has tough questions for plaintiffs in bullet-train suit

A state appellate court panel on Friday zeroed in on technical and procedural issues that could signal trouble for Central Valley groups fighting California's proposed bullet train project. During an hour of oral arguments in Sacramento, the three-member panel questioned attorneys both about the timing of the opponents' lawsuit, and some of its underlying interpretations of state law. The appeals court is reviewing a trial court judge's ruling last year that the state failed to comply with taxpayer protections included in a $9-billion bond measure, a decision that has prevented the state from tapping the funds. But Deputy Atty. Gen. Ross C. Moody argued that the state...

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