Appeals panel hears challenge to Texas bail bonds; case could affect New Orleans lawsuit

The New Orleans Advocate recently reported on the legal challenge to Texas bail bond reform. Civil rights lawyers argue that judges are routinely stripping poor defendants of their right to a fair bail hearing. Lawyers for Texas judges said the federal courts should not intervene in a state matter.  This decision could set a precedent for a […]

Indiana new bail rules

WSTB 22, a CBS affiliate, reported on a decision made by the Indiana Supreme Court regarding bail. In a report by Patrick Roth he stated “Under the new rule, anyone arrested that “does not present a substantial risk of flight or danger to themselves or others,” should be released without bail except when charged with […]