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SUPCO Rejects Lower Court Ruling Blocking Traffic Enforcement Camera Law

Toledo city officials are preparing a new lawsuit to fight the state over traffic enforcement cameras.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a trial court couldn't block implementation of a 2015 state law deducting funding to local governments using traffic enforcement cameras to collect fines.  The ruling says no lawsuit has challenged the law's constitutionality, no court has found it unconstitutional and courts can't prevent the legislature from enacting laws.  Lower court orders found Ohio in contempt and blocked enforcement of the law. The high court upheld the state's argument a separate lawsuit challenging the law should have been filed.  Toledo argued earlier court orders should have applied to the 2015 law.  

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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