U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling a setback for pre-trial bail bond reform in Dallas County

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A decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday ruled on procedural issues but not on the constitutionality of Dallas County’s bail setting system.

The full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Texas, ruled against plaintiffs who said their constitutional rights had been violated by Dallas County’s predetermined schedule for setting bail.

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