Poor People Can’t Be Jailed For Not Being Able To Pay Bail, Justice Department Says
Lauren C. Williams
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There’s got to be something missing from the article — e.g., @Jack Wiley, the examples in the article are about minor crimes, but nowhere does it say that the principle wouldn’t apply to any crime. “Excessive bail” is unconstitutional, but I was always under the impression that this meant disproportionate to the charge. I didn’t know the court had to do an income check or whatever to determine what a defendant can “afford”.

Like I said, there has to be something the article isn’t explaining.

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