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September 1, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday upheld the right of the federal government to impose a 55-m.p.h. speed limit on highways by threatening to withhold highway construction money from states. In a unanimous opinion on the first challenge to the national speed limit, the court spurned claims by the state of Nevada that the federal government was using unfair coercion to get states to comply with the law.
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September 1, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday upheld the right of the federal government to impose a 55-m.p.h. speed limit on highways by threatening to withhold highway construction money from states. In a unanimous opinion on the first challenge to the national speed limit, the court spurned claims by the state of Nevada that the federal government was using unfair coercion to get states to comply with the law.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988
In a decision that prompted a threat of legal action from Southern California smog regulators, California highway officials said Friday that they have decided to forgo federal aid in the widening of the Ventura Freeway rather than add a "diamond lane."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988
In a decision that prompted a threat of legal action from Southern California smog regulators, California highway officials said Friday that they have decided to forgo federal aid in the widening of the Ventura Freeway rather than add a "diamond lane."
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