TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 17, 2018
A federal appeals court on Tuesday stayed a portion of a federal judge’s ruling that required the automatic release of misdemeanor defendants in Texas if they were unable to pay bail, the ABA Journal reports. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals left in place another part of an order by U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal of Houston that requires an individualized hearing to set bail within 48 hours. But the remedy for violating the 48-hour requirement should not be immediate release, the appeals court said.