NORMANDY, MO (KTVI)- A dozen municipalities in north St. Louis County are suing the state claiming a bill Governor Jay Nixon signed into law is unconstitutional. It's a law aimed at reforming municipal courts.
Many of the municipalities named as plaintiffs in this lawsuit are connected by Interstate 70, a highway known for its speed traps. But this lawsuit targets a new law that cracks down on municipalities' ticketing practices calling it unconstitutional. The suit calls Senate Bill 5 "an extraordinary act of discrimination."
According to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, "the law seeks to stop municipalities from abusing citizens through excessive ticketing practices. He says his office will vigorously defend the bill against this legal challenge.