More than 80 state representatives ask Supreme Court to reverse course on pre-trial bail rules (excerpt from Missouri Times – Jan 22 2020) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Dozens of state representatives have signed onto a letter asking Missouri’s highest court to reverse course on pre-trial release standards it set last year. TheRead More →

Austin City Council PR Bond Policy Scrutinized For Release of Suspect in Freebirds Stabbing, Firing of Judges In 2017, the Austin City Council passed a directive to the municipal court to prioritize “personal recognizance” bonds for “indigent” defendants. Some judges who raised concerns about the propriety of the directive wereRead More →

North Country Assembly members, other officials demanding repeal of ‘Victim Abuse Act’ (excerpt from NCNow News – Jan 20 2020) Assemblymen Mark Walczyk (R -Watertown) and Ken Blankenbush (R-Black River) were joined by county sheriffs, district attorneys and victim advocates calling for a full repeal of the “Victims Abuse ActRead More →