Walker v. City of Calhoun, GA

“Consider two people, one who has money and the other who does not. They are arrested for the same crime at the same time under the same circumstances … [and] would have the identical bail amount …. The person who has money pays it and walks away. The indigent can’t pay, so he goes to jail.” Which is a serious deprivation of liberty, writes Judge Martin, dissenting from the Eleventh Circuit‘s rejection of a preliminary injunction over Calhoun, Ga.’s money bail policies.

Tags: 2018, Bail, Criminal Justice, Eleventh Circuit, Judge Martin

Sign up to receive IJ's biweekly digital magazine, Liberty & Law along with breaking updates about our fight to protect the rights of all Americans.