OH Supreme Court keeps camera challenge alive

A court challenge to how the city of Toledo handles appeals to citations related to camera-captured traffic violations will continue.

The Ohio Supreme Court on Friday rejected the city’s motion to dismiss a challenge brought by Susan D. Magsig, of Woodville. She argues that Toledo is violating state law by considering such appeals through an administrative hearing process rather than through municipal court.

The city had argued that the case should not proceed because a Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge already has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the state from enforcing a new law giving exclusive jurisdiction of all traffic violations to municipal or county courts.

The Supreme Court instead set a briefing schedule in the case that would carry it into at least late January.