Ohio Supreme Court OK’s traffic camera judge

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a Cincinnati area village’s effort to replace a judge in the litigation over its use of traffic cameras to cite speeders.

The state’s high court says Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman (ROOHL’-mun) has followed the law and didn’t act in a biased manner. The village of Elmwood Place claimed Ruehlman was one-sided and cited derogatory language in his March ruling granting an injunction against camera use. He called them “a scam” and “a sham” and compared them to a con artists’ card game.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Tuesday (http://cin.ci/11BPY5a ) that Ruehlman explained he often writes colorful opinions meant to be easy to understand.

Motorists sued the village after thousands of speeding citations were handed out within the first weeks of camera use.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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