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DC Court Rejects Feds' Bid To Save Amtrak Regulatory Power

Law360, New York (March 23, 2017, 1:29 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge on Thursday rejected the government’s bid to preserve a federal statute allowing Amtrak to set performance and scheduling standards along the nation’s passenger railways, saying the D.C. Circuit unequivocally struck down the statute as unconstitutional last year.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg denied the U.S. Department of Transportation’s request for the entry of a final judgment that “severs” an arbitration provision — known as Section 207(d) — in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 but preserves the rest...
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