Two former members of the state building authority filed suit last month to halt the sale, arguing that it was a waste of taxpayer funds. The Schwarzenegger administration is pushing the sale to raise $1.2 billion to ease this year's budget shortfall.
A state appeals court has stalled the controversial sale of 24 government buildings, ruling Monday afternoon that the transaction cannot go forward this week as planned and delaying it until at least January.
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