State’s new bail-bond law makes for uncertain future

Add Senate Bill 10 to the list of headscratching laws coming out of Sacramento these days.
Our state’s supposedly well-meaning Legislature is once again determined to prove California should set the course for the rest of the U.S., whether it comes to economic stewardship, carbon emissions, treatment of immigrants or now, bail reform.
Signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, SB 10 goes into effect Oct. 1, 2019, making California the first state in the nation to do so. Instead of requiring those who...

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