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Appeals court halts portion of Harris County bail fix

from Houston Chronicle

An appeals court has reeled in a Houston federal judge's order requiring that certain people charged with low-level offenses be released from custody whether or not they have the cash to pay bail. The ruling this week by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came after 14 Harris County court-at-law judges objected to a recent order in the landmark 2016 civil rights lawsuit that upended the way bail works for thousands of people arrested on misdemeanor charges. more

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