Jailing People Who Can’t Afford Bail is Unconstitutional: DOJ

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Local courts that jail poor defendants because they can't afford to pay bail are unlawfully discriminating against the poor, federal attorneys say in a Georgia lawsuit. The U.S. Justice Department says such policies are unconstitutional. The Associated Press reports DOJ said it's the first time it has weighed in with a legal opinion in federal court on bail . . .

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