Federal appeals court judges heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case of Corr V. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, a lawsuit that strikes at MWAA’s plan to use tolls to back more than $2 billion of bonds financing the Washington Metrorail’s Silver Line to Dulles International Airport.

Robert Cynkar, an attorney at Cuneo, Gilbert & LaDuca LLP, took the first turn before the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Arguing the case of two Northern Virginians, John Corr and John Grigsby, Cynkar tried to persuade the trio that MWAA is a federal authority that violated his clients’ state and federal constitutional rights by imposing an “illegal tax” on toll road drivers.

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