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Justice Department's civil rights lawyers said in their brief that courts must consider a person's indigence and look at other ways of guaranteeing an appearance in court.
"Fixed bail schedules that allow for the pretrial release of only those who can play, without accounting for the ability to pay," the government said, "unlawfully discriminate based on indigence."
I have long thought that the practice of bail is completely archaic. Either you are too dangerous or too much of a flight risk to be released, or you are not. The amount of money you possess doesn't have anything to do with those things. Bail should be applied around common sense.