Colorado’s Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool Violates The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses Of The Fourteenth Amendment As the Colorado legislature, at the urging of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCCJ), continues their push for the statewide use of pretrial riskRead More →

BREAKING:  West Virginia Legislature Rejects Bail Reform Legislation in 2019 Session As The Gavel Comes Down Charleston, WV – Legislators from the Mountain State rejected calls for bail reform and sent to pasture House Bill 2190: Modifying Bail Requirements as the session came to a close for 2019. H.B. 2190,Read More →

San Francisco, CA – Today, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rodgers issued a 41-page decision in favor of plaintiff’s who challenged the use of bail schedules as unconstitutional in San Francisco.  The case, which was filed in 2015, was defended by the California Bail Agent’s Association. Statement on BuffinRead More →

Texas: Bipartisan Opposition Continues to Mount Against the Whitmire-Hecht Bail Reform Plan As Texas Senator Whitmire and Chief Justice Nathan Hecht keep pushing to eliminate the constitutional right to bail in Texas (a right the Chief Justice swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the UnitedRead More →

As the conversation continues on Idaho’s handling of the pretrial release of criminal defendants and the role of algorithm based pretrial risk assessment tools, so do the usual misguided arguments. Enter former Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney. Former Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney Sheriff Raney thinks “black box” risk assessmentRead More →