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On This Date in Legal History

In 1984, Congress passed the Bail Reform Act. This legislation requires courts to detain persons charged with serious crimes, before trial, if the government can show they are a danger to society. Two men (detained pretrial) challenged the Act as … Continue reading

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The Bail Reform Act

In 1984, Congress passed the Bail Reform Act. This legislation requires courts to detain persons charged with serious crimes, before trial, if the government can show they are a danger to society. Two men (detained pretrial) challenged the Act as … Continue reading

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The Bail Reform Act

In 1984, Congress passed the Bail Reform Act.  This legislation requires courts to detain suspected criminals charged with serious crimes, before trial, if the government can prove they are a danger to society.  The Act was challenged by two men … Continue reading

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