The state agency building one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history has filed a lawsuit against anyone standing in its way. In "High-Speed Rail Authority v. All Persons Interested" the California High Speed Rail Authority is taking advantage of an obscure state law allowing state agencies to consolidate all potential lawsuits into a single case, after which no one is able to take legal action.

Many of the legal issues that could potentially derail the project's financing go back to the wording of the 2008 ballot measure that approved the projects, which called for a high speed rail train that would travel on its own tracks between San Francisco and LA in less than 2 hours and 40 minutes. In an effort to reduce the costs the agency has shifted toward a "blended" approach in which the high speed train would run at slower speeds on commuter rail tracks as it nears these cities.

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