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Randall Roth

The law professor who helped expose Hawaii's "broken trust" thinks the term these days applies to rail

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2013

~~<p>Randall Roth has been a &quot;name in the news&quot; in Hawaii for a long time, most recently as a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit against the city's $5.2 billion rail transit system, currently before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A decision is expected any day now, including on whether it is even within that court's jurisdiction to decide on it just yet.</p>
<p>Roth contends that the city's proposed elevated heavy rail was sold to the public as a traffic-reduction solution, but actually is about &quot;transit-oriented development and fundraising.&quot;</p>
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Randall Roth has been a "name in the news" in Hawaii for a long time, most recently as a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit against the city's $5.2 billion rail transit system, currently before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A decision is expected any day now, including on whether it is even within that court's jurisdiction to decide on it just yet.

Roth contends that the city's proposed elevated heavy rail was sold to the public as a traffic-reduction solution, but actually is about "transit-oriented development and fundraising." Login for more...



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