California high court declines appeal of rail case

Oct 15, 2014 5:39 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court has decided not to consider the appeal of a case brought by opponents of the state's bullet train project, clearing the way for planning to proceed.

The justices decided Wednesday not to consider the appeal of a lower court ruling.

The lower court allowed the $68 billion project to move forward despite questions about whether it complies with promises made to voters when they approved funding for it 2008.

Plaintiffs from the Central Valley argued that the 3rd District Court of Appeal's ruling in July undercut a century of legal precedent that requires the state to strictly comply with voters' intent.

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