Chris Carroll
Chattanooga Times Free Press
July 29, 2010

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A motion to dismiss lawsuits against traffic cameras argues that thousands of red-light offenders “are not entitled to a trial by jury, a presumption of innocence or a heightened burden of proof.”

The statement appears halfway through a 36-page court document seeking to stop two $10 million lawsuits against photo enforcement in Red Bank and Chattanooga.

Red Bank brought in cameras in 2006, while Chattanooga started using them in 2007.

The July 1 motion argues that a camera infraction warrants nothing more than a $50 civil penalty and therefore carries a lower standard of constitutional protection than criminal offenses.

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