Category: Press Releases

BREAKING: Nearly 600,000 Signatures Submitted by Coalition to Overturn California Bail Legislation, SB-10

Los Angles, CA – Today, 576,745 signatures were submitted as part of the referendum effort to overturn Senate Bill 10 (SB10) in California, the dangerous “bail reform” legislation passed during the 2018 session. The coalition consists of public safety leaders, criminal justice reformers, crime victims’ advocates, concerned citizens and bail industry leaders, was formed to…

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ACLU of Texas Attempts to Coerce Texas Counties into the Dying Bail Reform Movement – Buyer Beware

The ACLU of Texas – Careful Who You Partner With November 14 2018 The ACLU of Texas is suing Galveston county, and let’s just say it isn’t going very well for the ACLU.  The County, wisely, made a few simple changes to its bail system in line with what noted bail lawyer Ken Good, Esq. recommended some…

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Virginia Attorney General Bail Reform Proposal – Read Between the Lines

In a letter to the Virginia State Crime Commission this month, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring outlined his vision of bail reforms which include the expansion of government run pretrial services and limiting judicial discretion. Virginia’s top cop seems to have followed the lead of other jurisdictions across the country in moving toward some…

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Socialist-Endorsed Michigan Bail Reform Plan Announced

Michigan Bail Reform has finally arrived…a 9-Bill package that that rewards those criminally charged and dismisses victims. October 28, 2108 Michigan Representative David LeGrand (D-75), after over a year of talk, has finally introduced a bail reform package in Michigan. The 9-Bill package, filed October 17, 2018, looks to overhaul the bail system with a…

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Federal Judge Denies Right to Affordable Bail But Finds Dallas County Has Inadequate Bail Review Procedures

It is Time for the Texas Legislature to Act to Fix these Procedural Due Process Issues in the Bail Setting and Review Process September 24, 2018 On Thursday September 20, 2018, U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against Dallas…

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County to Appeal Activist Alabama Federal Judge’s Bail Order

Cullman County ruling on bail by activist federal judge to be appealed in Alabama. September 19, 2018 Shultz v. Alabama is the latest case challenging bail brought by the Civil Rights Corps in Cullman County, Alabama, where an activist federal judge made up some law that is contrary to law that has settled on this…

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BREAKING: Ballot Initiative Filed to Reverse Bail Reform Legislation (SB10) in California

Ballot Initiative Aimed at Reversing Bail Reform Legislation (SB10) in California August 29 2018 The American Bail Coalition announced its support of a ballot initiative launched today to reverse the passage of Senate Bill 10, the last-minute unvetted legislation that completely and totally upended California’s bail system. Press Release: Coalition Launches Referendum Drive to Protect…

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BREAKING: US Court of Appeals Rules Monetary Bail and Bail Schedules Constitutional

US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit rule monetary bail and bail schedules Constitutional after years of litigation. August 22 2018 After three years of ongoing litigation kicked off by then U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Clanton, Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has finally ruled on Walker v….

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California: Assembly Passes Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform,” the Unconstitutional “Crappy Bill”

Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” passes the Assembly despite a litany of constitutional issues, mounting concerns over the Bill, and growing bipartisan opposition. August 20 2018 Sacramento, CA:  Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” cleared the Assembly (41-27) today despite its flawed public policy.  The bill will now have to be concurred by the Senate and…

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CA Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” – Hollow Hope with Expansion of Preventative Detention & Biased Pretrial Risk Assessments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” has rapidly gone 180 degrees in another direction, creating hollow hope of preventative detention along with a risk assessment judicial regulatory nightmare. August 17 2018 Having finally seen the draft that has alarmed the former coalition that supported and now is vehemently opposing Senate Bill 10, we…

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