U.S. Supreme Court orders new trial over MO parking tags
Jefferson City, MO – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court in St. Louis to reconsider a case that questions whether Missouri can charge $2 for disabled parking tags.
At issue is whether the fee violates a federal law barring discrimination against the disabled by imposing a financial burden on people who use the windshield hangtags at shopping centers and courthouses.
The Eighth Court of Appeals in St. Louis had dismissed the class-action lawsuit by a group of disabled people. The appeals court said Congress did not have authority to regulate Missouri's fee because it had little affect on interstate commerce.
But the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that decision to be reconsidered.