Washington City Charges Public $670 to Exercise Constitutional RightTacoma, Washington courthouse clerk demands $670 payment to exercise rights under the Confrontation Clause in red light camera case.
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Red light camera ticket recipients in Tacoma, Washington are being told they need to buy $30 meals and $114 hotel rooms for employees of an Australian company if they want to exercise their rights under the Sixth Amendment. Motorist Kevin Schmadeka had gone to the courthouse to gather information to use to defend himself found out he was supposed to pay a total of $670 in travel expenses for an employee of Redflex Traffic Systems if he wanted to confront the witnesses against him.