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Bail litigation updates across Texas, and other stories

A bit of personal news: After Just Liberty's Executive Director, Shakira Pumphrey, left to join the new Texas House Speaker's staff to work on criminal-justice policy, your correspondent was elevated to her old post on an interim basis. Many thanks … Continue reading

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California becomes first state to completely do away with money bail

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Of Human (Bail) Bondage

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals vacated a judgment suspending a bail bonding company from operation A bondsman for Appellant Cumberland Bail Bonding (“Cumberland”) was arrested after law enforcement determined that he was trading bonds for sex. A panel of… … Continue reading

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Scott-Hayward & Ottone on the Constitutionality of California's Bail System

Christine S. Scott-Hayward (California State University, Long Beach – School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management) & Sarah Ottone (Georgetown University, Law Center, Students) have posted Punishing Poverty: California's Unconstitutional Bail System (70 Stan. L. Rev. Online 167 (2018)) on … Continue reading

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BAIL HEARINGS IN FELONY STRANGULATION CASES – SEVEN MEDICAL-PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTS EVERY JUDGE AND ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

I write this post out of a sense of urgent concern. I recently observed an absolutely dismal bail hearing in a FELONY strangulation case presided over by a clueless judge and an uninformed prosecutor. (I will not mention the name … Continue reading

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