I was wondering if anyone has seen the recent rulings. More than likely not since SDN does not consider it news. The ruling I found interesting is the speeding ticket ruling. A speeding ticket was upheld even though the radar gun reading was thrown out. The court ruled that a police officers trained eye can judge if someone is speeding. I wonder how many times this will come into play after midnight. Do they have a course in the academy dealing with this scenario. Will the ticket give a speed, or just read speeding. Of course the eyeball speed ticket will just be an excuse. People will be pulled over in the hopes of finding something else. Will they be able to tell if I am going 34 mph or 36 mph. I would think it would have to very obvious, but who knows. Can the officer say in court, well it looked like he was speeding. Slam goes the gavel and one is out 100 + dollars. Sounds like a money maker to me. I guess we will have to wait and see how much this happens.
In other news the Ohio Supreme Court ruled on the Adam Walsh act. In a 5-1 decision the court ruled that applying it retroactively violated the Ohio constitution. The court ruled that the legislature cannot revisit decisions made by the courts. That the act violates the separation of the legislative / judicial branch. That means 26,000 offenders in Ohio will be affected. All will be reclassified to the guidelines of their former classification. The Adam Walsh Act can only apply to sentences after 2008. And that the way it was June 7th 2010. I thought I would inform you of this seeing as the SDN is unable to.