11th Circ. Won't Force City To Trash Red Light Cameras

Law360 (July 19, 2019, 7:43 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit has said it will not stop an Alabama city from using traffic cameras to penalize drivers who run red lights, dismissing a lawsuit challenging the policy for reasons that differ from an Alabama district court's.

Unlike the district court, the Eleventh Circuit concluded Thursday that two Alabama men and a Georgia company have standing to challenge the Phenix City, Alabama, ordinance that permits red light cameras, but found their arguments seeking an injunction that would scrap the cameras fell short because they didn't show how they might suffer future harm.

The panel explained the ordinance had a legitimate...

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