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Getting Scholarship Into Court Project

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Editor’s Note: The “Getting Scholarship Into Court Project” brings helpful law review articles and other writings to the attention of criminal defense attorneys. The project’s purpose is to identify scholarship that will be especially useful to courts and practitioners. Summarized on this page are articles the project’s advisory board recommends that practicing lawyers take the time to read. 

Jocelyn Simonson
Bail Nullification
115 Mich. L. Rev. 585 (2017)

In this article, Professor Jocelyn Simonson analyzes the phenomenon of community bail funds, a growing practice in which grassroots groups post bail for strangers based on broader beliefs regarding the overuse of pretrial detention. The practice of community bail funds is powerful because it exposes publicly what many within the system already know to be true: although bail is ostensibly a regulatory pretrial procedure, for indigent defendants it often serves the function that a

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