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Judge tentatively decides not to reopen high-speed-rail lawsuit filed by Atherton, MP

Original post made on Aug 23, 2010

After a judge tentatively decided Aug. 19 to not reopen a lawsuit filed against the high-speed rail authority by Menlo Park, Atherton, and other groups, the project's opponents considered their next step. The court will issue a final ruling this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 22, 2010, 6:57 PM

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Posted by Outrageous
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm

The judge is wrong. Time to appeal.


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Posted by GiveitUp
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm

The ALMANAC evidently forgot what it posted last week.
There was nothing TENTATIVE about the judge's decision.


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Posted by morris brown
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

The Almanac was correct in it posting as the first sentence in the ruling stated clearly Tentative Ruling.

The ruling is now (Aug. 23rd) no longer tentative. It was only very slightly modified as shown on the court website, with a couple of sentences change being noted at the end of the ruling.


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Posted by GiveitUp
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm

So MORRIS BROWN really believes that the judge is going to reverse his
decision on August 23rd?
If he does, then we can count on another costly appeal and just another waste of time and money.
Just pay the 60 BILLION, then get the rest of America on track.
Jeesh.


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Posted by Morris Brown
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Somehow, it appears that GiveitUp" doesn't understand the English language.

morris brown


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Posted by Morris Brown
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Well in a newer article:

Web Link

apparently the judge has not issued his final order. So it is still tentative.

That certainly was not my understanding from reading was posted on the Court's website:

Web Link

enter case in year 2008 number 80000022

scroll to bottom of the page to see the listings.

morris brown




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Posted by Morris Brown
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Well my reading of the posting on the Court's website was apparently correct after all. The SJ Mercury has just published an article confirming that the tentative ruling has been upheld and is final.

Web Link

morris brown



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Posted by GiveitUp
a resident of another community
on Aug 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

Look up TENTATIVE in an O.E. dictionary, and then compare it to the language used in San Mateo County, then read what is assured to eventually happen in CA according to Sacramento's plans for the future....(if you know anyone in politics there)....water cooler to you.


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Posted by GiveItUp
a resident of another community
on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Morris...
It helps to know how the law works afresh in the 21st C. Peninsula.
The only law abiding citizen with knowledge in P.Carpenter, and he follows it to the letter, as it was meant, once...........
That no longer works in this world.
Now, you will see what is about to be some quiet for a few days until someone gets all riled up over something like the birds singing too loudly in the evening.


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