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Activists Urge Judges To End Appeal Of Federal Court’s Bail Bond Ruling

Posted on · A civil rights group is urging Harris County judges to get in line with the federal court ruling that found the bail system unconstitutional. Some county officials say the district court's order creates a public safety risk, but others say it penalizes those who cannot afford bonds

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Harris County Requests Delay To Implement Judge’s Bail Order (UPDATE)

Posted on · Harris County has asked for an emergency hearing to discuss implementation of a federal judge's order for defendants who can't afford bail. U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal issued a temporary injunction set to start next Monday for misdemeanor defendants, if there are no other legal restraints. . Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says he is ready to enact them.