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The Ohio Supreme Court held that administrative appeals of traffic camera tickets did not unconstitutionally usurp the powers of municipal courts as set forth in the Ohio Constitution.  The case involved the  City of Toledo’s practice of  diverting challenges to traffic camera violation notices to an administrative hearing officer set up within the police department. […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments today in an appeal filed by Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. and City of Toledo concerning the constitutionality of administrative hearings for traffic camera tickets. Argument Video. Oral Argument Preview  Docket for Supreme Court Case No. 2013-1277  

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The Ohio Supreme Court held that the Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court did not have jurisdiction to review a case claiming improper fees charged by a municipal court.  Lingo v. State, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-1052.  The Common Pleas Court decided that it had jurisdiction because Wohl, clerk of the Berea Municipal Courts, is an administrative officer. […]

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Ohio Civil Service Employees Association and ProgressOhio sued the State of Ohio, asserting that the Budget Bill, Am. Sub. H. B. No. 153 , 129th General Assembly, violated the One Subject Rule of the Ohio Constitution because it included a prison privatization measure.  The Franklin County Common Pleas Court granted the State’s motion to dismiss the complaint. […]

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The Eighth District Court of Appeals held that Cleveland’s quasijudicial enforcement procedures for traffic camera tickets violated the Ohio Constitution Article IV, Section 1.    Cleveland’s enforcement system, where drivers challenging a ticket appear before a city hearing officer,  unconstitutionally impaired the jurisdiction of the Cleveland Municipal Court. Jodka v. Cleveland, 2014-Ohio-208 The decision will likely […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court accepted an appeal filed by Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. and City of Toledo concerning the constitutionality of administrative hearings for traffic camera tickets.  See Docket for Supreme Court Case No. 2013-1277 See our prior post Does Administrative Hearing of Traffic Camera Tickets Usurp Muni Court Powers and Violate the Ohio Constitution?

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Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., the camera operating company, filed an appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court, challenging the appellate court’s ruling in favor of the traffic camera ticket recipient.  The Ohio Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the City of Toledo unconstitutionally usurped the jurisdiction of the Toledo Municipal Court by diverting challenges to […]

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