Buffin v. City of San Francisco
November 01, 2016
October 28, 2015
San Francisco is being sued for what a federal class-action lawsuit argues is an unjust bail system that penalizes the poor with unpayable amounts for small offenses, yet allows wealthy defendants charged with serious crimes back on the streets because they can afford to pay.
Six similar lawsuits have forced local jurisdictions across the country to amend their bail schedules.
Latest News on Bail Laws in San Francisco
A Case Management Conference was held on February 28, at which Robert Sims of Latham & Watkins LLP appeared as additional co-counsel with Phil Telfeyan
At a Case Management Conference on Monday, Judge Gonzalez Rogers confirmed that a trial will not be going forward on February 12, 2018, noting that
UPDATE: January 17, 2018 – Second Lawsuit Challenging Use of Money Bail in San Francisco County is Filed and Seeks Relation with Buffin
On Sunday, January 14, plaintiffs represented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and Covington & Burling LLP filed a putative class action complaint challenging