Hogan pushes for Purple Line ruling
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has asked the state’s attorney general to seek a court order compelling a federal judge to decide a lawsuit blocking construction of the planned light-rail Purple Line.
In a letter Thursday, Hogan asked Attorney General Brian E. Frosh to file a petition for a writ of mandamus asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to require the judge to rule in a 2014 lawsuit opposing the Purple Line project on environmental grounds. Lawyers for state and federal transit agencies have asked U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon to dismiss the lawsuit.