Six Year Effort to End Cash Bail in California Finally Ends in Resounding Legislative Defeat By ignoring sensible and obvious solutions to the problem within the framework of Article 12 of the California State Constitution’s right to bail, the legislature just kept grasping at potential alternatives to the monetary bailRead More →

PRESS RELEASE CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY ATTEMPTING TO SNEAK ZERO REFORM BILL THROUGH IN FINAL HOURS OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Franklinville, NJ (August 24, 2022) – After lying dormant for nearly a year, the California Assembly suddenly resurrected Senate Bill 262 on Tuesday and placed the inactive zero bail billRead More →

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 →

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 →