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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 mostly relies on set amounts is unconstitutional, but said ... read more

Judge's racially charged explanation for denying no-cost bail leads to call for him to resign

A published article about judges in Harris County, Texas, who directed magistrates to deny no-cash bail to newly arrested defendants included a racially charged explanation from one of the judges. Judge Michael McSpadden told the Houston Chronicle that he ... read more



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