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'The moral thing to do:' City criminal courts rescind its longstanding predatory cash bail practice
That is, if defendants ... advocates who have been pushing city officials and state lawmakers to end cash bail. She estimates that the fund has lost upwards of $40,000 to bail fees that could have oth... read more
California’s 2017-18 Legislative Session Is Over. Find Out What Laws Passed And Failed Here.
But consumer advocates say they’re really just holding onto ... Jerry Brown signed a bill to end cash bail in California, opponents announced they’re filing a referendum in hopes of voters overturning ... read more
Just How Badly Are Authorities Screwing Up The Arrest Of 170 Bikers In Texas?
One million dollars bond translates to a defendant’s family or friends coughing up $100,000 in cash. Few bail bondsmen ... nearly 200 defendants does. Tamara Tabo is a summa cum laude graduate of the ... read more
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Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures
Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with ... technology, prosecutors are reportedly searching Facebook and MySpace for photos of defendants to use as cha... read more
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On the liberal end of the ... really made much of a difference. But if several House Republicans actually did switch their votes on a momentous piece of legislation just because they were irritated by ... read more
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