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When a city council received certification of required signatures for a charter amendment petition more than two weeks before the constitutional deadline to pass and ordinance, conducted two city council meeting before the deadline and failed to enact an ordinance to put the petition on the ballot, city council did not act “forthwith” as required […]

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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 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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Douglas E. Priest and Wynette J. McNutt each filed lawsuits in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court  challenging the constitutionality of red light camera procedures.  The arguments in these suits are similar to Bradley Walker’s suit, which was recently appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court (see our prior post).  The suits argue that ticket appeals to […]

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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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A Hamilton County judge ruled that Elwood Place’s speed cameras violate the due process clause of the Ohio Constitution.  The Village was in violation of ORC 4511.094, which requires signs to be posted to warn motorists entering the village that traffic cameras are present, because a motorist could enter the village without seeing such signs.  […]

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