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Mark A. Sherman, Christine Dozier, Cherise Fanno Burdeen
October 19, 2017

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from requiring a criminal defendant to pay "excessive bail" in order to get out of jail before trial. Nevertheless, nearly half a million people across the country are in pretrial detention.

Mark A. Sherman, Christine Dozier, Cherise Fanno Burdeen
October 19, 2017

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from requiring a criminal defendant to pay "excessive bail" in order to get out of jail before trial. Nevertheless, nearly half a million people across the country are in pretrial detention.

David N. Adair
January 1, 2006

The Bail Reform Act of 1984, Third Edition provides a summary of appellate court decisions interpreting provisions of The Bail Reform Act of 1984 on issues of release and detention.

January 1, 1993

A summary of appellate court decisions (with the exception of standards of review) interpreting provisions of the Bail Reform Act from October 12, 1984, the act's effective date, to April 15, 1993.

Deirdre Golash
January 1, 1987

A summary of appellate court decisions (with the exception of standards of review) interpreting provisions of the Bail Reform Act from October 12, 1984, the act's effective date, to January 13, 1987.

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