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5th Circuit ruling could signal changes to New Orleans bail system

from The Louisiana Weekly

A recent ruling by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal that declared that the way Houston judges set bail for criminal defendants is unconstitutional is giving hope to justice advocates and civil rights activists in New Orleans seeking to do away with this city's bail system, The New Orleans Advocate reported. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit ruled that a district judge correctly decided that the Harris County, Texas bail system was unconstitutional. more

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