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California Attorney General Backs Changing Money Bail System

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Judges must consider suspects’ ability to pay when they set bail amounts, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Tuesday, adding momentum to ongoing talks aimed at finding a better way to make sure suspects show up in court. 339 more words

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Dataram Singh Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & ANR[ SC 2018 February]

KEYWORDS:- Bail Granted-

DATE:- February 6, 2018-

If an accused is not hiding from the investigating officer or is hiding due to some genuine and expressed fear of being victimised, it would be a factor that a judge would need to consider in an appropriate case. 1,886 more words
Criminal

Harris County bail system (still) unconstitutional..

The powerful 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Wednesday that Harris County’s bail system is unconstitutional and needs to change.

Harris County spent… 180 more words

Houston

New Texas Group Opposes Bipartisan Efforts To End Cash Bail

AUSTIN (AP) — A new Texas nonprofit promoting crime victims’ rights is opposing bipartisan efforts to end cash bail systems that have gained traction across the country — hitting back at one of the few issues that unified powerful advocates on both the right and left. 686 more words

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Judge to Allow Legal Proceedings Against Assange for Jumping Bail in 2012

Reuters news agency reports that a British judge refused on Tuesday to halt legal proceedings against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for jumping bail and fleeing to the Ecuadorean embassy in London in June 2012. 78 more words

News And Politics

Judge Says New York’s Bail Law Treats Poor Unfairly

In the first ruling of its kind in the state, a judge criticized the practice of assigning cash bail without regard to a defendant’s ability to pay. 77 more words

NYT

Foreigners held for 'pornographic' party in Cambodia released on bail

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian court has granted bail to seven out of 10 foreigners facing trial on pornography charges over a raucous party in the tourist hot-spot of Siem Reap, a court spokesman said Thursday (Feb 8). 306 more words

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