U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE IN SACRAMENTO RULES SQUARELY AGAINST THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S EQUAL PROTECTION BAIL THEORY
U.S. District Court Judge L. Troy Nunley ruled against the U.S. Justice Department’s equal protection bail theory that was first advanced by the Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department in Clanton, Alabama some twenty-two months ago. A group of plaintiffs lawyers have filed as many as fifteen cases around the country, alleging that the…
ABC’S Jeff Clayton Discusses Walker v. Calhoun on NPR-Jacksonville, FL
by: Jeffrey J. Clayton, Policy Director, American Bail Coalition In a recent column that appeared in a major national publication entitled, “Justice System Too Costly for Unconvicted,” authors Cherise Fanno Burdeen and Bruce D. Beaudin wove a weak factual case into a litany of national narratives, ultimately concluding that “Our country’s pretrial justice system is…
NO MONEY BAIL ACT
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.
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