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Governor proposes bail system reforms in memory of slain DPS trooper

“With the Damon Allen Act, Texas ... is unconstitutional and oppressive to the poor while wealthier defendants can pay for their release. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in February that t... read more

5th Circuit says cash bail system in Texas county is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that the cash bail system in Harris County, Texas, violates the due-process and equal-protection rights of poor defendants. The court found that a bail system that mo... read more

Appeals panel hears challenge to Texas bail bonds; case could affect New Orleans lawsuit

The 5th Circuit has jurisdiction over Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. “It depends on what they say, but certainly the same basic ... Karakatsanis argued that Rosenthal was right to do away with the ... read more

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‘Tainted’ defendants get bad advice from ‘rag-tag’ Black Lives Matter, Texas judge says

Last year, a federal judge overturned Harris County’s bail system in a ruling that found the system was unconstitutional in that ... was largely upheld this month in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appe... read more


Petaluma widow's long wait for answers in husband's killing

They say the ... Alabama's judicial system is structured around circuit court judges who generally oversee multiple counties, spending time in each county during the course of the year. Macon County i... read more

Florida Charges FundAmerica With Fraud Counts

California, Texas and Colorado are also ... that involve more than a single county. FundAmerica, which operates in eight states, says it is a legitimate multilevel marketing company that offers custom... read more

Is Justice Class-Blind?

In January, an appellate court ruled that California’s money bail system violated the Fourteenth Amendment rights of indigent defendants. A month later, the Fifth Circuit Court held money bail procedu... read more

ABA files amicus brief challenging money bail system as House of Delegates considers resolution

Harris County, Texas, a case pending in the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit ... says. If a system doesn’t account for the defendant’s ability to pay—as Harris County allegedly does not, since it us... read more

Historic Bail Ruling in Texas Largely Upheld Appeals Court

An appeals court Wednesday ... couldn't post $2,500 bail after being arrested for driving with an invalid license. "The 5th Circuit has strongly reaffirmed the central point of this case: Harris Count... read more

Ruling that Texas bail system unfair to poor mostly upheld

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court has upheld most of a federal judge’s ruling that the bail system in Texas’ most populous county was unconstitutional for people arrested for lesser offenses. The 5th U. ... read more

The Criminal Justice Gospel

In May 2016, Maranda Lynn O’Donnell, a waitress and mother of a 4-year-old girl in Harris County, Texas ... constitutionality of imposing cash bail on defendants who can't afford it, the faith coaliti... read more

Ruling that Texas bail system unfair to poor mostly upheld

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld most of a federal judge's ruling that the bail system in Texas' most populous county was unconstitutional for people arrested for lesser offenses. I... read more



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