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Driving home the point on poor roads


April 25, 2019

About 20 years ago I read an article in the newspaper about a U.S. Supreme Court hearing concerning the liability of government officials who were responsible for maintaining of public properties, roads, buildings, etc.

The suit was one of many regarding whether government officials — who were advised of hazards and did nothing about it — could be personally liable. There have been many cases and many rulings. It’s no doubt a complex area of law, and varies from state to state.

In the last week or so I got fed up with a hole in the road at the railroad crossing on Highway 99, which is...

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