Thursday, December 17, 2009

Judge Robert Dierker Sticks It to the City, Wins His Right Light Camera Case

Posted By on Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 7:15 AM

click to enlarge The author of "Tyranny of Tolerance" prevails over red-light tyrants. - RANDOMHOUSE.COM
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  • The author of "Tyranny of Tolerance" prevails over red-light tyrants.
St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Robert Dierker, Jr., has won his court case challenging a red-light camera ticket issued by St. Louis, according to Missouri Lawyers' Weekly.

Drivers aplenty have fought the big-$$$ tickets -- and won -- but Dierker's case garnered attention because he demanded a trial in the very same circuit court....where he sits on the bench. (See a Daily RFT interview with Dierker here.) 

Dierker represented himself in the case, which was tossed to a judge from outstate Missouri. 

Dierker's on vacation this week, says a court spokesman, and a copy of the special judge's decision was not available yesterday. 

Dierker apparently prevailed in his argument that the city couldn't prove he was the person driving his car the night the ticket was issued. More details to come.  

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