3rd Circ. Backs NJ's Nonmonetary Bail Reform

By Matt Fair (July 9, 2018, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Monday rejected a bid to enjoin New Jersey's landmark bail reform program based on claims from a man who said that an order placing him on house arrest in advance of an assault trial violated his constitutional right to pretrial release on bail or bond.

A three-judge panel upheld a district court decision finding that Brittan Holland, who is facing an aggravated assault charge in Camden County over an alleged bar fight, was not likely to succeed on class claims that the Eighth Amendment's protection against "excessive bail" gave him the right to release by posting cash...

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