The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to the Macks Creek law which limits the amount of revenue cities can receive from traffic tickets. The law was created back in the 1990’s after some communities like Macks Creek were receiving significant amounts of revenue from tickets. At one point, the town, known for its infamous speed traps, was receiving around 85% of its revenue from traffic fines. The Missouri Municipal League is challenging part of the law and believes it violates the separation of powers between the Legislature and the courts. The Supreme Court is slated to hear the challenge on Thursday. Meanwhile, the State Legislature is holding hearings this week on a bill that would tighten restrictions even more.