In a maneuver that is arrogant and desperate, Gov. Jerry Brown and supporters of the bullet train will try to tie judges' hands if they find in favor of opponents of the controversial project, says Tim Hunt.
As part of the budget negotiations this week, published reports have indicated that the governor and the Legislature, if he can persuade them to go along, will pass language that will not allow a judge to grant an injunction to stop the project if the judge finds for the plaintiffs. This will allow the absurdly expensive, ill-conceived project to try to meet a timeline that experienced public works professionals have said is almost impossible, continues Hunt.
Read more on Tim Hunt's latest blog.