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There is no constitutional right to cash money bail, 3rd Circuit rules

July 9, 2018

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the constitutionality a New Jersey law that mostly ended the use of monetary bail.
The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law in a challenge by Brittan Holland, who was accused of second-degree aggravated assault for his alleged involvement in a bar fight.

The New Jersey law had prioritized nonmonetary conditions of release over money bail, and had called for a risk-based assessment system to determine whether a defendant is a flight risk or a danger to the community.

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