May. 23, 2023 Texts and mental health services could replace cash bail in LA. Matt Guilhem, KCRW. “It’s the first time a judge in California has held an exhaustive trial on whether secured money bail actually works. What the judge concluded is what people in the field already know: Money bail is bad for public safety,” says Salil Dudani with the nonprofit Civil Rights Corps.
May 19, 2023 – Ending cash-based jailing: a win for the Constitution and public safety. Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Anthony Kline, LA Daily Journal.
May 18, 2023 – Judge Reinstates ‘Zero Bail’ Policy in Los Angeles. Meg O’Connor, The Appeal. “’Enforcing the secured money bail schedules against poor people who are detained in jail solely for the reason of their poverty is a clear, pervasive, and serious constitutional violation,’ wrote Superior Court Judge Lawrence Riff in the 58-page decision. ‘Evidence shows the preliminary injunction will reduce the incidence of new criminal activity and failures to appear for future court proceedings.’”
May 18 – Injunction limits cash bail in L.A. County — for now. Christian Martinez, LA Times. “The injunction does not cover those arrested on suspicion of serious and violent felonies. It will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. May 24 and remain in place for 60 days — during which time the plaintiffs and defendants will develop an alternative program. If the program is approved by the judge, it would take effect on July 17.”
May 18, 2023 – Judge eliminates cash bail for pre-arraignment arrestees. Matthew Hall, Santa Monica Daily Press
May 17, 2023 – Judge halts cash bail for low-level LA County cases. Josh Cain, LA Daily News.
City News Service contributed to this story. (This story was picked up by the Press Telegram, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune via msn.com, and other publications.)
May 17, 2023 – No Cash Bail for Low-Level LA County Cases. Ted Chen, NBC4 News.
May 17, 2023 – Judge’s Preliminary Injunction Prevents Demand for Cash Bail From Some Under Arrest. Jonathan Lloyd, NBCLosAngeles.com and City News Service. “Judge Lawrence Riff gave the parties 60 days to come up with different rules for pretrial detention, but in the meantime people in custody for some offense cannot be required to pay bail before arraignment.”
May 17, 2023 – LA judge grants preliminary injunction blocking cash bail requirement before arraignment. Carlos Granda and ABC7.com staff.
May 17, 2023 – LA Judge Temporarily Limits Cash Bail Requirement. LAist, AirTalk podcast, host Larry Mantle with LAist civics & democracy reporter Frank Stoltze and Rowley Rice, attorney with Munger, Tolles, and Olson, LLP, one of the law firms representing the plaintiffs.
May 17, 2023 – Calif. Judge Halts Some Pre-Arraignment Cash Bail In LA. Gina Kim, Law360.
May 17, 2023 – Judge’s Preliminary Injunction Prevents Demand for Cash Bail From Some Under Arrest. Jonathan Lloyd, NBCLosAngeles and City News Service (Includes pdf of the court’s ruling).
May 17 – Judge issues preliminary injunction preventing demanding cash bail in LA County. City News Service, also picked up by 2urbangirls.com.
May 17, 2023 – LA Cash Bail Restricted by Judge During Court Challenge. Joe Schneider, Bloomberg News.
May 17 – $0 Bail to Return; LA Judge Rules Cash Bail Inequitable. Courthouse News Service/WestsideCurrent.com.
May 17, 2023 – Judge Issues Preliminary Ruling On Cash Bail Requirements. Mackie Dean, Vigourtimes.com.
May 16, 2023 – Injunction Against Cash Bail Before Arraignment Issued by LA Judge. Nathaniel Wright, BollyInside.com.