Missouri’s top court rejects challenge to Macks Creek enforcement

The Missouri Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the 2003 law that limited how much money a municipality could make from traffic tickets and fines.

The law, named for the former town of Macks Creek, set that limit and established penalties for those that didn’t report their finances.

The Missouri Municipal League filed suit in 2013 over changes made that year to the law, saying they were unconstitutional. The measure stripped municipal courts of their jurisdiction if they failed to comply with the law.

The Missouri Supreme Court chucked the Missouri Municipal League’s challenge to the way limits on municipal revenue were enforced, saying the passage of the reform measure made the League’s arguments moot.

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