In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup!
–Kansas City lawsuit against Predatory Towing–
–OH Supremes back Legislative Curb on Speed Cams–
–US Supremes to Consider Car Seizure Constitutionality for minor crimes–
Friday, June 22, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri Under Fire For Predatory Towing
A motorist whose car was wrongly towed in Kansas City, Missouri, is calling for reform. Dyanna Black and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a federal lawsuit challenging the lack of due process found in city impounding procedures that require payment of massive fees for the return of cars that should never have been seized in the first place.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Ohio Supreme Court Backs Legislative Curb On Speed Cams
A Lucas County, Ohio judge was wrong to block the General Assembly’s attempt to impose mild regulations on the use of speed cameras. The state Supreme Court on Wednesday blasted Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Dean Mandros for usurping legislative authority in an attempt to protect Toledo’s speed camera program while fast-tracking the legal process.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
US Supreme Court To Consider Car Seizure Constitutionality
The Bill of Rights forbids the government from imposing “excessive fines,” but police regularly seize cars worth thousands of dollars over non-violent offenses. The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Indiana police officers violated this constitutional prohibition when it grabbed a white 2012 Land Rover LR2, worth $41,558, because its owner, Tyson Timbs, had been convicted of selling a few grams of narcotics.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
North Carolina Legislature Votes To Undo Toll Road Deal
A controversial deal to sell a portion of Interstate 77 in North Carolina to a Spanish company could soon unravel. The state House and Senate each approved legislation Friday giving Governor Roy Cooper (D) the authority needed to back out of the fifty-year high occupancy toll (HOT) lane contract with Cintra of Spain.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Rhode Island, France, Saudi Arabia: Speed Cameras Painted
In Saudi Arabia, vigilantes on Thursday pried open the speed camera housing on the road between Mahayel Bahr and Abu Sakina, preventing the device from issuing tickets, SABQ reported. The camera had just been installed a day earlier.