More Than 80 Missouri Legislators Demand Missouri Supreme Court Rescind New Bail Reform Rules FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Lakewood, CO (January 23, 2020) – Missouri legislators yesterday offered a stunning rebuke of Chief Justice George Draper’s assertion that the state’s new bail reform laws were a success. More than 80Read More →

More than 80 state representatives ask Supreme Court to reverse course on pre-trial bail rules (excerpt from Missouri Times – Jan 22 2020) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Dozens of state representatives have signed onto a letter asking Missouri’s highest court to reverse course on pre-trial release standards it set last year. TheRead More →

Austin City Council PR Bond Policy Scrutinized For Release of Suspect in Freebirds Stabbing, Firing of Judges In 2017, the Austin City Council passed a directive to the municipal court to prioritize “personal recognizance” bonds for “indigent” defendants. Some judges who raised concerns about the propriety of the directive wereRead More →

North Country Assembly members, other officials demanding repeal of ‘Victim Abuse Act’ (excerpt from NCNow News – Jan 20 2020) Assemblymen Mark Walczyk (R -Watertown) and Ken Blankenbush (R-Black River) were joined by county sheriffs, district attorneys and victim advocates calling for a full repeal of the “Victims Abuse ActRead More →

US Attorney Slams New York Bail Reform As Endangering All New Yorkers; Leading Commentator Urges States To Proceed With Caution on Bail Reform New York’s newly enacted bail reform is under attack…and rightly so. The “end cash bail” moniker is beginning to lose some of its luster as the reformsRead More →