Newly-elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is clearly a man on a mission to create new laws, whether the public likes it or not — or even if his authority to do so is in question. (Excerpt from the Daily Journal 12.2.20) He has been so obsessed withRead More →

California Voters Uphold the Right to Bail and Reject the No-Money Bail System and Pretrial Risk Assessments In a stunning defeat, California voters shelved the State’s 2018 no-money bail plan, Senate Bill 10, in the general election after a referendum effort had put the question before voters.  A “Yes” voteRead More →

California Voters Reject Computerized No-Money Bail System; Affirm State’s Fundamental Right To Bail FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lakewood, CO (November 4, 2020) – California’s Proposition 25 went down to a resounding defeat in Tuesday’s general election.  The fight over the state’s move to a no-money bail system, which dragged on forRead More →

California Court Of Appeals Rules The Emergency Statewide Bond Schedule, Like Other Bail Schedules, Do Not Bind California Judges On April 6th, the California Judicial Council issued a statewide emergency order setting a statewide bail schedule in California to $0.00 for most misdemeanors and many felony offenses.  The measure wasRead More →

Child abusers eligible for immediate release under California’s new $0 cash bail emergency mandate (excerpt from Fox 11 Los Angeles – April 21, 2020) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The San Bernardino County Sheriff is blasting California’s new $0 cash bail emergency mandate after he says he was forced to release a repeatRead More →

San Francisco Bail Settlement Calls on the City and County to Support a System of Algorithmic Injustice and Completely Lets the Judges and State Courts Off the Hook For four years, Equal Justice Under Law (EJUL) along with the powerhouse law firm of Latham & Wadkins have challenged the bailRead More →