The coasts could not be more divergent right now on bail reform.  Delaware Democrats, who enjoy a super-majority in the House of Representatives, passed Senate Bill 7, which requires cash-only bail to be posted a variety of serious offenses in order to be released.  Governor John Carney immediately signed theRead More →

Senator Claims Law Enforcement “Mischaracterizing” His “Jail Population Management Tools” Legislation—New Amendment To “Fix” Bill Is Further Evidence Of Its Unconstitutionality Senator Pete Lee is steaming forward with his amendment to “fix” the fatally flawed legislation brought by the ACLU (Senate Bill 21-062), a bill to have the legislature intrude onRead More →

Repeat Court-Ordered Personal Recognizance Bonds: Listen to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg Explain the Problem As legislation in Missouri advances designed to make public safety the primary focus of bail considerations and to reduce the continued use of personal recognizance bonds for repeat and high risk offenders, it wouldRead More →