Missouri Supreme Court Vacates Unconstitutional Rule Change at the Eleventh Hour—Further Begging the Question as to What is Going on Over at the Supreme Court with These New Bail Rules? The Missouri Supreme Court’s new catch-and-release bail rules went into effect on Monday, but not after some mind-boggling behavior byRead More →

Missouri Supreme Court’s Catch and Release Program Starts Monday: Here Is What You Need to Know Rather than spending time deciding critical cases, the Missouri Supreme Court is now changing substantive law through the court rule-making process in what we consider to be a potentially unconstitutional move.  Aside from that,Read More →

Texas: El Paso County Creates a Risk Assessment Shred-a-Thon Under Threat of Litigation as Momentum Against Pretrial Risk Assessment Continues to Grow On October 1, 2018, El Paso County implemented its new bail policy.  El Paso’s new policy is based on the use of a risk assessment tool and theRead More →

AB 125 Would Implement the New Mexico Bail System in Nevada Eliminating money bail and going to the system of risk-based preventative detention has been the trend over the last few years.  Unfortunately, reformers aren’t mentioning that the solution, the system of risk-based preventative detention, has been unraveling at itsRead More →

NEW: Landmark Report on Criminal Risk Algorithms Demonstrates Why CO House Bill 1226 is Fatally Flawed On Friday, a landmark research report was issued by the Partnership on AI (Artificial Intelligence) on risk assessments in criminal justice according to an article on Venturebeat.com entitled Algorithms aren’t ready to automate pretrial bail hearings.  The PartnershipRead More →

Texas Public Policy Foundation‘s Criticism of Governor Abbott Misplaced—Dallas District Attorney’s New Policy Is a License to Steal Recall, Dallas District Attorney John Cruezot is not going to prosecute thefts under $750 for those necessary items, in addition to not prosecuting some weed and some other low-level offenses.   Governor AbbotRead More →