SB10 Implementation? Not So Fast…Bail Reform on Hold
Now we can move on toward defeating this reckless law. That’s the word from Jeff Clayton, executive director of the American Bail Coalition. Long expected, California’s SB10, which would eliminate cash bail in the state, will not go forward as initially expected in October. Instead, the voters of the state will determine whether the law […]
A Rundown of What’s Going on in the World of Bail
It’s a wild world out there, and in bail reform news, we’re drinking from a fire hose! From opinion pieces, big data analytics, legal maneuvering, and more, here’s a bit of a rundown on what’s been going on around the nation: Black America and Bail Reform A Philadelphia Tribune piece sums up the case for […]
Bail Bondsmen Continue to Fight Back
California continues to be ground zero for the fight over money bail in the U.S. The state’s new law abolishing cash bail will be challenged by the bail industry and the voters, over 500,000 of whom have signed a petition to eliminate the new law even as it’s slated to go into effect. Topo Padilla, […]
Why are Big Philanthropy Players Involved in Bail Reform?
It’s a legitimate question. At first glance, bail reform simply seems like the “cause du jour,” and one that big companies, celebrities, and non-profits will glom onto for a couple days or weeks before moving on to the next “cool cause.” Sure, there are a handful of principled players involved – the ACLU, and others. […]
Judges Making Laws in California on Bail Bonds?
Previously only the purview of legislators, it appears that California is seeing judges step squarely into the fray over bail reform. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has noted that bail overhaul is coming to California with or without the new law. For those keeping score at home, that law is referred to as “SB10,” and eliminates cash […]
Calaveras County Sees Bail Reform Repeal Coming
In Calaveras County, California, a petition featuring nearly 600,000 signatures was submitted recently. The goal? To repeal the recently-enacted bail reform that has the state in an uproar. Senate Bill 10, discussed at length in the media generally and within this site specifically, has been a topic of debate in the months since it passed. […]