6 Blog Posts From the CIVIL Tag


Again, The Lines are Drawn in Ohio: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #536

Again, The Lines are Drawn in Ohio: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #536

In early April, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine approved an $8 billion, two-year transportation budget that included a 10.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax hike and a 19 cent hike on diesel fuel. Raising taxes is always controversial but what has the state’s mayors in a tizzy is something entirely different. When the governor signed off on the […]

NMA Principle Number 5: Full Due Process for Motorists

NMA Principle Number 5: Full Due Process for Motorists

The Driving in America Blog was started a year ago to bring more information to those who are beginning their journey as motorists’ rights advocates. Over the next several months, I will be working with each of the seven NMA principles to give readers of this weekly blog some idea of what we all are working towards […]

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 […]