UPDATE: Judge fails to rule on tree cutting court fight

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A U.S. District Court Judge has once again declined to rule on whether or not to allow tree cutting to take place on the Georgetown Branch Trail as part of Purple Line construction.

The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail are currently seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent trees from being cut down on the trail, which runs from Bethesda to Silver Spring. 

However, this lack of a decision can be seen as a win for the Purple Line.

A spokesperson for the project said they will resume clearing work on Monday.

For now, the Georgetown Branch Trail remains closed to the public and is considered an active construction zone.

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