Rick Scott's Legal Defense of High-Speed Rail Rejection Was Based on a Lie
Incredible news came out of Tallahassee last week: Rick Scott's general counsel admitted that he had misled the Florida Supreme Court about the amount of money that had already been spent on the proposed high-speed rail corridor, making the remaining funds seem much lower than they were, so that Scott's rejection of the plan would not appear so drastic.
two senators who said Scott exceeded his constitutional authority when he blocked the rail project last month.
...in a terse, one-page ruling, justices quickly killed the lawsuit following the hearing. They seemed to rely heavily on the facts of the project, as presented by Trippe -- who now acknowledges he was wrong.In its ruling, the court wrote, "Based on the limited record before the court and a review of the federal and state law relied on by the parties, the court has determined that the petitioners have not clearly demonstrated entitlement to... relief."
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