Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement Files Amicus Brief in Defense of the Constitutional Right to Bail
Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement Files Amicus Brief in Defense of the Eighth Amendment Constitutional Right to Bail on Behalf of the American Bail Coalition, the Georgia Association of Professional Bondsmen, and the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association June 21, 2016 Atlanta, GA—Lawyers from the Washington, D.C.-based Equal Justice Under Law foundation have been suing…
Fundamental Cracks in the Foundation: A Mid-Year Report on Failing Efforts to Eliminate the Constitutional Right to Bail
Fundamental Cracks in the Foundation: A Mid-Year Report on Failing Efforts to Eliminate the Constitutional Right to Bail June 13, 2016 I. Summary The American Bail Coalition (ABC) along with various criminal justice stakeholder partners has been deeply involved at the national, state and local levels of government in the constantly changing dialogue on detention and…
THE 10% CASH DEPOSIT BAIL SCHEME
• AKA The 90% Discount •
Over the last many years courts in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina and others have started using bail to guarantee payment of court fines and costs rather than the defendant’s appearance in court.
The result is, the courts have raised a lot of money at the expense of thousands of failures to appear, thousands of unserved warrants and profound negative impact on public safety and justice for victims of crime.
NO MONEY BAIL ACT
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