Today, as reported here by the St. Louis Beacon, Judge Dierker expectedly lost the first round of his fight. Another circuit judge held that the red light cameras in the City of St. Louis were constitutional. The case will go on.
But, I'm nearly certain, Dierker hoped to lose at the trial court level and hopes to be convicted of such a violation just to have the chance to move the issue up the appellate ladder. And that's where the fun will be.
This judge is smart, curmudgeonly, precise, thorough, and maybe most importantly, self-assured. Friends of freedom could not have a better advocate in this cause than Robert Dierker.
Keep up the fight Judge.