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12/31/20122012 Year in Review
The ten most popular stories on TheNewspaper.com for the year 2012.
The following were the ten most viewed stories on TheNewspaper.com during 2012.
- Illinois: How a $600 Car Racked Up $100,000 in Parking Tickets
Chicago, Illinois charged a woman $105,761 for parking infractions she did not commit.
- New Mexico: City Shuts Off Water, Sewer for Photo Ticket Nonpayment
Las Cruces, New Mexico threatened to cut off water, gas and sewer service for motorists the city claimed had not paid red light camera and speed camera tickets.
- Missouri: Another Court Rules Red Light Cameras Unconstitutional
A second circuit court judge rules red light cameras in St. Louis, Missouri violate due process.
- Arkansas: Passenger Gets $1 After Excessive Cop Tasering
A federal judge awarded an Arkansas car passenger just $1 after the man was tasered by cops, even though he committed no crime.
- Federal Appeals Court Upholds Parking Ticket Challenge
Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals upheld a motorist's right to fight back against Chicago, Illinois police officers for plastering his car with bogus parking tickets.
- Texas Expands 80 MPH Speed Limit
Texas Transportation Commission decided that studies justified raising the speed limits on fifty-six miles of the State Highway 45 and State Highway 130 toll roads near Austin.
- Florida: Court Approves Detaining Motorists at Toll Booth
US Court of Appeals upheld the right of toll road operators to detain drivers indefinitely at toll booths for attempting to pay with large denomination currency.
- Ohio: Federal Court Says City Can Keep Seized Cars
Federal magistrate rules that city has no constitutional duty to return vehicles impounded as a result of an accident.
- Maryland Court Rules Against Parking Ticket Frisking
Maryland's second highest court rules double-parking is not a crime.
- California Court of Appeal Throws Out Red Light Camera Ticket
California's second-highest court published a ruling that struck down red light camera evidence as insufficient to convict a motorist.