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Florida Justices Reject Arguments for Red-Light Camera Ruling

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Sep 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 10:57:51-04

AVENTURA, FL. (WTXL) - Florida justices refuse to reconsider a red-light camera ruling.

Rejecting arguments by the city of Aventura, the Florida Supreme Court Monday refused to reconsider a June ruling that sided with motorists who challenged local red-light camera ordinances in Aventura and Orlando.

The case stemmed from red-light camera programs that the cities used before a 2010 statewide law authorized the traffic devices and set requirements. Justices said the cities did not comply with the state's traffic laws at the time. Aventura sought a rehearing in the case. In part, it argued that the court could have invalidated a portion of the ordinance dealing with penalties instead of invalidating the entire red-light camera ordinance. But with no explanation, the Supreme Court issued an order Monday denying the motion for rehearing.

The order was approved in a 6-1 vote, with Justice Barbara Pariente dissenting.