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Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Red Light Cameras

theNewspaper.com -- The Minnesota Supreme Court today delivered the highest-level court rebuke to photo enforcement to date with a unanimous decision against the Minneapolis red light camera program. The high court upheld last September's Court of Appeals decision that found the city's program had violated state law (read opinion).

The supreme court found that Minneapolis had disregarded a state law imposing uniformity of traffic laws across the state. The city's photo ticket program offered the accused fewer due process protections than available to motorists prosecuted for the same offense in the conventional way after having been pulled over by a policeman. The court argued that Minneapolis had, in effect, created a new type of crime: "owner liability for red-light violations where the owner neither


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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 1:08:27 AM

Hurrah for the Minnesota Supreme Court!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 6:55:43 AM

wow, nice victory for drivers.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 7:27:20 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 1:31:05 AM

in response to goldrose1's comment, this is a VERY OLD ARTICLE which was posted on 4/5/2007
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:42:39 PM

Great!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:39:03 PM

That's nice, but what does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:30:31 PM

Poor Big Brother got a black eye.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:30:23 PM

Very nice.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:30:14 PM

Great the court is looking out for us , I think!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:29:53 PM

Good reason not to go to Minnesota.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:28:27 PM

hmmmmmm
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:27:29 PM

dang right-you go minnesota ;)
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:24:49 PM

Nah they'll just crack another state sooner or later...
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:24:19 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:23:58 PM

It is really difficult to guess which way our court systems are going to rule on most items.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:22:27 PM

good to hear..:)
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:21:54 PM

I hope it spreads across the country to eliminate these cameras every where.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:20:08 PM

score for the rule of law instead of whatever tyranny gov't decides to inflict...
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:19:32 PM

Sweet!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:19:15 PM

I think they should replace the camera with a rifle. Maybe change the current red lights to a sign, "do you feel lucky punk!"
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:19:13 PM

Wonder if the justices were victims of the cameras?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:18:50 PM

I think that the red lght system is valid. It does lesd to a safer road since it is a good deterent.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:18:37 PM

They actually did the right thing.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:17:15 PM

The article was dated '2007 with the ruling released in '2004. Probably changed the State law since to not require equal application of law or something to get around it.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:16:45 PM

I hope other states follow. The camera makes the car the offender and the owner is presumed to be the guilty driver.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:15:10 PM

Seems more and more states are using these cameras just for the revenue they can produce.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:14:51 PM

Yippee
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:13:00 PM

OMG. Lets see how long that holds up.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:12:46 PM

Bravo Minnesota!!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:11:52 PM

I don't like them but a lot of people run red lights and cause accidents.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:11:14 PM

need those cameas
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:10:56 PM

GRATS!!! Take them dang things down!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:10:54 PM

Other states should follow.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:10:35 PM

bravo for the supremes
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:10:04 PM

Good for this State, what's fair is fair.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:09:28 PM

A Supreme Court actually did something right for a change.

ps: Goldrose,
I noted your question below. The full article does have a date, top R says 4/5/2007. Also at bottom of article in text. Very old article.

[Edited by: TIGERPAW46 at 12/7/2012 12:15:15 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:09:11 PM

Always new way to make money on us. Big brother lost.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:08:39 PM

Wish these articles had dates on them.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:08:09 PM

Big Brother takes a hit.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:07:38 PM

Most Red Light Cameras are simply revenue increasing measures.
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Windfall for the lawyers.
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Most police hate a well informed citizen. Don't blame them, they don't seem to attract our country's best and brightest.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:05:38 PM

No more camera lights
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:04:16 PM

Needs to happen everywhere!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:03:47 PM

go minnesota
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:03:11 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:03:09 PM

Could be...
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:02:54 PM

Good for Minnesota!!
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:02:37 PM

Another good reason to be careful who you allow to use your vehicle. Also since inception there have been a lot of problems with confirmed proven speed camera errors.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 10:59:22 PM

Yuuuup!
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good
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