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Jun 6, 2014 2:18 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

State Supreme Court rules on red light cameras


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court has ruled against a Southern California woman who challenged a traffic ticket based on red-light camera photos and video.

In a unanimous ruling on Thursday, the court said the red-light camera evidence against Carmen Goldsmith was adequately authenticated and there was no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

Goldsmith was accused of running a red light in Inglewood in 2009 and fined $436. A police officer testified at her court hearing.

Goldsmith's lawyer had called for testimony from the camera's manufacturer. But the Supreme Court said the officer's testimony was sufficient.

John Jackman, a lawyer for Goldsmith, told the San Francisco Chronicle he was disappointed by the ruling but happy the court had set some ground rules for red light cameras.

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