Episode 783: New Jersey Bails Out : Planet Money

Gov. Jerry Brown

California's Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is calling it "a transformative day for our justice system", adding that the state's old system of money bail was "outdated, unsafe and unfair".

Advocates say incarceration should be determined by risk to public safety rather than financial considerations.

And good riddance! Cash bail is antithetical to a fair justice system, as it disproportionately harms low-income defendants while allowing the rich to escape jail, no problem.

US Open backtracks on top removal
Amongst those angered by the violation were tennis coach (and Andy's mum) Judy Murray as well as former player Casey Dellacqua. US Open umpire hits French player with a code violation after she quickly turns her shirt around because it was on backward.

Jerry Brown signed the landmark bill that eliminates money from the bail system and creates a new one that is based on the level of risk a suspect may pose. "High-risk" individuals would remain in custody until their arraignment, as would anyone who has committed certain sex crimes or violent felonies, is arrested for driving under the influence for the third time in less than 10 years, is already under supervision by the courts or has violated any conditions of pretrial release in the previous five years.

None of the 34 University of California or California State University campuses now offer abortion services. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), who authored the bill along with Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda).

"A person's checking account balance should never determine how they are treated under the law", California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement.

Bryan Robson: Manchester United shouldn't sack Jose Mourinho
Manchester United are in discussions with Anthony Martial's representatives over a new long-term contract. The club will say it's supporting Jose but we all saw what happened with Louis [van Gaal in 2016].

Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that is meant to combat what are believed underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires. A little over over a year ago, defense attorneys, judges, and prosecutors in New Jersey got together and replaced the bail system with an algorithm that decides who should stay in jail and who should be released in the vast majority of cases.

The ACLU raised concerns that the law doesn't sufficiently address racial bias in pretrial decision making.

"Michael Brune, Sierra ClubSB 100, which passed 43-32 and also moves the state's clean energy goals from 50 percent by 2030 to 60 percent by 2030, shows "the world what climate leadership looks like!" said Right to Zero, the Earthjustice campaign pushing for clean energy in California". But it faced heavy opposition from the bail industry and some former supporters of the bill, who said significant amendments to the final version would unjustly expand the number of suspects in pretrial detention.

Support for Australia's ruling party hits 10-year low under new PM
That decision could have major implications for Morrison's government, which has a parliamentary majority of just one seat. After a week of chaos and infighting in his party the Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared the healing starts now.

What do you think of Senate Bill 10 and the new era for California courts?

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