The Missouri Supreme Court is mulling over three cases that could decide whether cities and towns can continue to use traffic cameras to catch speeders and red-light runners.
Two of the cases involve the use of red-light cameras, one in St. Louis and the other in St. Peters. The third case involves the use of speeding cameras in Moline Acres in St. Charles County.
Attorney Bevis Schock represents plaintiffs in the St. Louis and St. Peters cases. He told the high court Tuesday that their use creates a situation where the motorist is guilty until proven innocent.
The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge to a red light camera program.
Voters in St. Charles County could decide this August whether to ban red light cameras on their roads.
District 2 Council Member Joe Brazil (R-Defiance) is expected on Monday to propose amending the county’s charter. If approved by the council, the proposal would appear on the ballot Aug. 5.
“Since we are a charter county and we’ve had the ability to do this, we’re just going to go ahead and do it,” he said.
St. Peters is currently the only municipality in the county that employs the controversial cameras, which are set up at seven intersections.
The battleground over the use of red light and speed cameras in Missouri shifted this week from the courtroom to the state Capitol.
Missouri’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman is being challenged by a suit filed last week in Kansas City. Eight same-sex couples living in Missouri are seeking the state’s recognition of their out-of-state marriages.
Updated at 5:15 Friday with city' plan to turn cameras back on.
Red light cameras in St. Louis City will be turned back on. Friday, a circuit court judge stayed his order from earlier in the week.
In that order, he blocked the city from enforcing its red light camera ordinance, following a lawsuit filed late last year by two women who received tickets for running red lights in St. Louis.
The Missouri Court of Appeals today rejected the use of speed cameras in Moline Acres, saying the city’s ordinance conflicts with state law.
The state of Missouri carried out its first execution in nearly three years last week, after a delay caused by the need to develop new execution protocols.
Updated at 4 p.m. with comments from red light camera opponents.
A memo to those who have gotten caught on camera running red lights in the city of St. Louis - you'll want to pay those fines, or take them to municipal court.
The Missouri Court of Appeals heard oral arguments today in constitutional challenges to three red light camera ordinances in the St. Louis area.
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