Governor's Lawyer Misled FL Supreme Court in HSR Case
From The Infrastructurist:
"In a two-page letter to Chief Justice Charles Canady, Scott's general counsel, Charles Trippe, acknowledged that last month he misrepresented a central fact in arguments supporting the governor's rejection of $2.4 billion in federal funds for the project linking Tampa with Orlando. In the letter, Trippe admitted he was wrong when he told justices that $110 million of the $130 million authorized by the Florida Legislature for the project approved in 2009 had already been spent. Instead, Trippe said only $31 million had actually been spent - a major gap that appears to have shaped the court's decision that sided with Scott."