5 Blog Posts From the CIVIL Tag


ATE Racket Report for December 19, 2018

ATE Racket Report for December 19, 2018

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by NMA Foundation Director James C. Walker and NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn.  This Past Week… Editor’s Note: The NMA does not […]

Pushing Coercion of Motorists to the Edge of Legality: NMA E-Newsletter #505

Pushing Coercion of Motorists to the Edge of Legality: NMA E-Newsletter #505

Two states, Arizona and Virginia, require some measure of due process when issuing photo tickets: To be considered a valid citation, the summons must either be handed directly to the accused by a process server or the target must otherwise acknowledge receipt. Without that proof of being served it can’t be verified to the court […]

Ready to Gamble? Massachusetts Refunds $25 if You Beat Your Ticket

Ready to Gamble? Massachusetts Refunds $25 if You Beat Your Ticket

What do casinos and fighting traffic tickets have in common?  Winners get paid. The influx of new Massachusetts casinos is creating a betting atmosphere throughout the state.  Due to a recent federal court decision, Crawford v. Blue, 271 F. Supp. 3d 316 (2017), Massachusetts drivers who fight civil traffic tickets and win receive a refund […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: July 30, 2018

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: July 30, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –Oregon Court rejects Car Seizure over Insurance Card– –Texas Court smacks BusPatrol with $421,910 Fine– –Red-Light Cameras failed to Reduce Accidents in Texas according to new Study– Friday, July 27, 2018 Virginia Court Upholds Red-Light Cameras Virginia law has until recently forbidden legal challenges to red-light camera programs. Trials were […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: July 23, 2018

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: July 23, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –DC Report finds racial bias in Speed Cam Use– –RLC Challenge heads to Texas Supremes– –Aurora, CO Voters decide fate of Photo Radar in November– Friday, July 20, 2018 DC Report Finds Racial Bias In Speed Camera Use Speed cameras in the nation’s capital are overwhelmingly placed in minority neighborhoods […]