The American Bail Coalition’s Policy Director, Jeff Clayton, discusses Governor Malloy’s proposed bail legislation to require all criminal defendants to post deposit bail on Connecticut’s CBS-affiliate 94.9 FM.  Malloy’s plan would require a criminal defendant to post 10% of the bail amount set by the court in cash as an alternative to a defendantRead More →

On February 4, 2016, U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley, denied the Plaintiff’s request for a temporary restraining order in the case of Welchen v. Harris et. al, a case where the Plaintiffs are asserting that California’s bail system is unconstitutional and that California Attorney General Kamala Harris is orderingRead More →

If the Equal Justice Lawyers learned something in Oakland last Tuesday when United States District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers told them that “pontificating at the mike” doesn’t equate to legal analysis and that their legal theory was “unformed,” that surely was not on display on Friday when, in a stunningRead More →