Which means all of these people would be let out without bail and more would skip, because they would have nothing to lose.
Via Washington Examiner:
It is unconstitutional for defendants to be held in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail, the Justice Department asserted this week.
This marks the first time that the federal government has sided with this position before an appeals court, according to NBC News.
In a friend of the court briefing, the DOJ said: “Bail practices that incarcerate indigent individuals before trial solely because of their inability to pay for their release violate the Fourteenth Amendment.”
The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees that no citizen can be denied “life, liberty or property, without due process of law.”
Thank You Wash Ex and Nick.
"The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees that no citizen can be denied “life, liberty or property, without due process of law.”
Well now ain't that just 'special'.
From each according to everything they Earned,
To each according to Buying them into voting us back in.
Where's the due process to insure equal protection for people who do have the money to pay a bailbond firm, usually because they have ties to the community they Worked for it in? (further reasons for them to not skip town).
"It has come to this. Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines of precedent, we confront a frighteningly bizarre question: Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbid what its text plainly requires? Needless to say (except that this case obliges us to say it), the question answers itself."
Justice Antonin Scalia.
Want more on the absolute travesty this Regime has made of the Rule of Law?
Due Process and Equal Protection mean squat to the Lynch/Obama DOJ.
Except to appoint Janet Napolitano as President of the University of California system.
We got your Due Process and Equal Protection for ya Right, Here, America.