Posted: Oct 14, 2010 11:30 AM by Letitia Walker
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has extended a stay allowing New Orleans to continue issuing tickets based upon traffic cameras while it considers an appeal on their legality.
The cameras were successfully challenged in a lawsuit brought by
Edward Washington, a former deputy city attorney, who argued that
the city charter states that police, not the public-works
department, is in charge of regulating traffic.
A state judge issued an injunction Oct. 1 barring the city from
using the devices, which generate tickets for speeding and
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeal granted the city an emergency
stay, but then sided with district judge in considering the appeal.
The Times-Picayune reports it is not clear when the Supreme
Court will consider the matter.