SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is asking the 3rd District Court of Appeal to intervene in rulings that have slowed progress on building the nation’s first high-speed rail system.
In a filing Monday, the administration asks the state appellate court to overturn a Sacramento County Superior Court judge’s rulings in a lawsuit filed by Kings County farmers and landowners.READ MORE: Woman Stabbed To Death At Senior Living Community In Baldwin Hills
Judge Michael Kenny ordered the California High-Speed Rail Authority to draft a new funding plan and blocked the sale of $8.6 billion in bonds.READ MORE: One Of The World's Largest Homes Is About To Go Up For Sale In Bel Air
The filing says “the stakes are high and the risks are great” if the ruling stands. Finance officials also are worried the ruling could set a precedent for other bonds.
Opponents filed their brief to the court last week. The judges now will consider whether to hear it.MORE NEWS: Drone Drops Drugs Into Orange County Jail Courtyard
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