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Fight Against Money Bail In San Francisco Snagged On ‘Evidence’ December 12, 2017

In 2015, the nonprofit legal group Equal Justice Under Law brought a federal class action against San Francisco, claiming it unconstitutionally criminalizes poverty by keeping poor arrestees in jail. Lead plaintiffs Riana Buffin and Crystal Patterson spent 29 and 48 hours …

Read MoreFight Against Money Bail In San Francisco Snagged On ‘Evidence’ December 12, 2017

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UPDATE: November 02, 2016 – City Attorney Won’t Defend San Francisco’s ‘Money Bail’ System – Matt Beagle, KQED

In an unprecedented move that may have implications beyond the Bay Area, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced he will not defend the use of the county’s monetary bail system in a federal class-action lawsuit that claims it is …

Read MoreUPDATE: November 02, 2016 – City Attorney Won’t Defend San Francisco’s ‘Money Bail’ System – Matt Beagle, KQED

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UPDATE: November 01, 2016 – SF city attorney Dennis Herrera condemns state’s bail system – SF Gate

A decades-old California law that keeps people in jail if they can’t afford bail after their arrest came under renewed attack Tuesday from San Francisco’s city attorney, who said the city wouldn’t defend the law in court, and a Bay …

Read MoreUPDATE: November 01, 2016 – SF city attorney Dennis Herrera condemns state’s bail system – SF Gate

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UPDATE: January 27, 2016 – Lawsuit to Reform S.F. Bail System Hits Snag — But Will Continue

A federal judge in Oakland has dismissed a host of motions that would have fast-tracked a constitutional challenge to the use of monetary bail in San Francisco, but she allowed a Washington, D.C., group to continue a civil rights lawsuit …

Read MoreUPDATE: January 27, 2016 – Lawsuit to Reform S.F. Bail System Hits Snag — But Will Continue