Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    3:54 AM

GasBuddy News Article

48
votes
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


Read the Full Article

Submitted Dec 06, 2012 By: dirt girl
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Red Light Cameras Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
SkooterG
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:3,883
Points:1,058,475
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 2:08:27 AM

Hurrah for the Minnesota Supreme Court!
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,049
Points:2,388,440
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 7:55:43 AM

wow, nice victory for drivers.
coughlin
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:6,940
Points:1,525,465
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 8:27:20 AM

Good.
iFueler
Champion Author Durham

Posts:76,340
Points:953,175
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:31:05 AM

in response to goldrose1's comment, this is a VERY OLD ARTICLE which was posted on 4/5/2007
genie_racing
Champion Author Colorado

Posts:14,576
Points:1,545,265
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:42:39 AM

Great!
pa79th
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:5,022
Points:1,972,750
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:39:03 AM

That's nice, but what does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
Bezalel
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:15,377
Points:3,066,495
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:30:31 AM

Poor Big Brother got a black eye.
Rageagainsttm
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:11,344
Points:2,657,630
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:30:23 AM

Very nice.
jcdakota
Champion Author Baltimore

Posts:1,618
Points:415,920
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:30:14 AM

Great the court is looking out for us , I think!
Beau2140
Champion Author New York

Posts:11,466
Points:2,420,485
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:29:53 AM

Good reason not to go to Minnesota.
nwsynthetics
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:1,143
Points:582,665
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:28:27 AM

hmmmmmm
10k
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:25,632
Points:3,031,625
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:27:29 AM

dang right-you go minnesota ;)
Bigwaynef
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:15,568
Points:2,856,380
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:24:49 AM

Nah they'll just crack another state sooner or later...
crreed1
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:5,021
Points:3,215,385
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:24:19 AM

old news
Zonk
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:9,693
Points:2,871,575
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:23:58 AM

It is really difficult to guess which way our court systems are going to rule on most items.
J4romeo
All-Star Author Gary

Posts:510
Points:1,235,530
Joined:Jan 2006
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:22:27 AM

good to hear..:)
5Golfer8
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:5,248
Points:1,054,265
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:21:54 AM

I hope it spreads across the country to eliminate these cameras every where.
hosspuller
Veteran Author Greensboro

Posts:418
Points:2,099,010
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:20:08 AM

score for the rule of law instead of whatever tyranny gov't decides to inflict...
s6sputnik
Champion Author Austin

Posts:7,727
Points:1,999,795
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:19:32 AM

Sweet!
getalong
Champion Author California

Posts:2,407
Points:431,405
Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:19:15 AM

I think they should replace the camera with a rifle. Maybe change the current red lights to a sign, "do you feel lucky punk!"
FlyNFool
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:11,397
Points:2,459,545
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:19:13 AM

Wonder if the justices were victims of the cameras?
tedjm1
Champion Author New York

Posts:5,609
Points:801,050
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:18:50 AM

I think that the red lght system is valid. It does lesd to a safer road since it is a good deterent.
malfrog1
Champion Author South Bend

Posts:5,390
Points:1,313,760
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:18:37 AM

They actually did the right thing.
TIGERPAW46
Champion Author Florida

Posts:10,436
Points:2,114,955
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:17:15 AM

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.
N5EXY
Champion Author Austin

Posts:8,770
Points:2,287,830
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:16:45 AM

I hope other states follow. The camera makes the car the offender and the owner is presumed to be the guilty driver.
Blue_Cruzer
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:8,894
Points:1,942,465
Joined:Mar 2007
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:15:10 AM

Seems more and more states are using these cameras just for the revenue they can produce.
suicyco16
All-Star Author Phoenix

Posts:635
Points:918,730
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:14:51 AM

Yippee
unicornpmb
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:11,739
Points:2,409,170
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:13:00 AM

OMG. Lets see how long that holds up.
mpg611
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:5,619
Points:1,348,795
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:12:46 AM

Bravo Minnesota!!
Jmac2008
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:4,619
Points:1,488,945
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:11:52 AM

I don't like them but a lot of people run red lights and cause accidents.
yyc2yow
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:1,043
Points:688,475
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:11:14 AM

need those cameas
CarefreeVT
Champion Author Burlington

Posts:2,079
Points:352,795
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:10:56 AM

GRATS!!! Take them dang things down!
joel27nc
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:13,794
Points:2,633,495
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:10:54 AM

Other states should follow.
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:63,818
Points:3,151,145
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:10:35 AM

bravo for the supremes
oldiesman
Champion Author New York

Posts:9,439
Points:2,924,505
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:10:04 AM

Good for this State, what's fair is fair.
TIGERPAW46
Champion Author Florida

Posts:10,436
Points:2,114,955
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:09:28 AM

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]
regout
Champion Author Quebec

Posts:6,170
Points:1,606,880
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:09:11 AM

Always new way to make money on us. Big brother lost.
goldrose1
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:14,185
Points:2,669,860
Joined:Feb 2005
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:08:39 AM

Wish these articles had dates on them.
1fulltank
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:10,927
Points:2,285,680
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:08:09 AM

Big Brother takes a hit.
jkpsr
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:5,974
Points:1,628,915
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:07:38 AM

Most Red Light Cameras are simply revenue increasing measures.
Geo4564
Champion Author Nevada

Posts:13,213
Points:2,348,645
Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:07:33 AM

Windfall for the lawyers.
RAE344
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:6,362
Points:1,436,810
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:06:03 AM

Most police hate a well informed citizen. Don't blame them, they don't seem to attract our country's best and brightest.
boatfloyd
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:5,017
Points:1,166,165
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:05:38 AM

No more camera lights
Liberty2000
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:2,148
Points:333,705
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:04:16 AM

Needs to happen everywhere!
TheSicilian
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:8,619
Points:2,248,280
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:03:47 AM

go minnesota
cheaper0ON
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:4,185
Points:1,174,230
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:03:11 AM

Good
jetskijerry
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:7,049
Points:1,535,060
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:03:09 AM

Could be...
Palantas
All-Star Author Indianapolis

Posts:833
Points:529,005
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:02:54 AM

Good for Minnesota!!
TIGERPAW46
Champion Author Florida

Posts:10,436
Points:2,114,955
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 12:02:37 AM

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.
Mark8601
Champion Author Bakersfield

Posts:1,141
Points:820,495
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:59:22 PM

Yuuuup!
BREW9
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:4,117
Points:3,690,410
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:56:35 PM

good
Post a reply Back to Topics