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Criminal Procedure

2018

Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

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Devil Take The Hindmost: Reform Considerations For States With A Constitutional Right To Bail, Jordan Gross Jan 2018

Devil Take The Hindmost: Reform Considerations For States With A Constitutional Right To Bail, Jordan Gross

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This Article submits that any meaningful discussion of bail reform at the state level must be jurisdiction-specific, and it must account for the practical, historical, and philosophical aspects of the state constitutional right to bailability. Part II of this Article is an overview of the origins and history of English and American bail law. Part III describes the role and regulation of commercial bail bonding in the United States. Part IV traces the history and current state of bail reform in the United States. Part V considers legal and practical barriers to reform unique to right-to-bail states, particularly jurisdictions without ...