Judge declares photo-enforcement law unconstitutional
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 07:02 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2009 07:55 PM
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Judge declares photo-enforcement law unconstitutional

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A Maricopa County justice of the peace has declared the state's photo-enforcement law unconstitutional.
Judge John Keegan says it runs counter to the U.S. Constitution because it denies equal protection under the law.
He says it is also a violation of the state's Constitution clause on equal privileges and immunities.
The judge estimates he has thrown out from 300 to 400 photo-enforcement tickets since he issued his ruling.
And he's now waiting for a government agency to pick up the challenge so the issue can move through the court system.
Keegan, whose court is located in Surprise, has jurisdiction
over Peoria, Sun City and north Glendale.
The photo-enforcement tickets that come into his court mostly are snapped on Loop 101.