Judges Must Weigh Suspects’ Ability To Pay Bail, CA Says

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that judges must consider suspects' ability to pay when they set bail, essentially requiring that indigent defendants be freed unless they are deemed too dangerous to be released awaiting trial.

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- California loosening bail rules this afternoon. The state Supreme Court ruling the bail system cannot discriminate against suspects based on their financial status. And that means more suspects could be released before trial-- that is, unless they are deemed to dangerous.