Buffin Bail

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 the use of money bail to detain poor arrestees. Dupree v. Hennessy, U.S. Dist. Ct., NDCA, Case …

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San Francisco Chronicle Harmeet Dhillon

U.S. judge clears way to send case for bail as fair, effective to trial for a decision

A federal judge has cleared the way for trial to determine the constitutionality of bail requirements in San Francisco and statewide, ruling that defenders of the system must show it’s the best and least-restrictive way to make sure that defendants …

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