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      Ohio Supreme Court to hear traffic camera arguments in June

      Supporters say the cameras stretch limited police resources and increase law enforcement presence in the neighborhoods.

      The Ohio Supreme Court has set a date to hear oral arguments on the use of traffic cameras in Toledo. On June 11, the state's highest court is expected to hear oral arguments in a motorist's challenge of a red-light citation in Toledo. He said the city bypassed the judiciary and violated his constitutional due process rights. The case is appealing the judgment made in Lucas County Common Pleas Court, which dismissed the suit against the city and traffic enforcement camera company. The court likely will have a decisive say on a growing movement against camera enforcement in the state that has seen motorists win recent lawsuits in several other municipalities. Cities with cameras contend Ohio law allows them to handle them on an administrative basis. Supporters say the cameras stretch limited police resources and increase law enforcement presence in the neighborhoods. Justice Terrence O'Donnell removed himself from the case for an unspecified potential conflict. An appellate judge would fill in on the seven-justice court.READ: Walker v. Toledo (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)