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Criminal Law

Judge Ready to Toss San Francisco Money Bail

(CN) – In an Oakland courtroom Thursday, a federal judge announced her plan to toss out the age-old practice of money bail for the City and County of San Francisco, saying it unfairly keeps impoverished arrestees behind bars.

“My duty is to issue an injunction. I’m willing to do it. Because I believe in the concept of federalism, I would prefer not to be as heavy-handed as I believe I am entitled to be,” U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said.

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