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Bond rules get testy hearing in Missouri House

Missouri state capitol

Even lawmakers who support the Missouri Supreme Court’s recent overhaul of its pretrial release rules appeared disturbed by how those rules have been implemented. The House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 18 took testimony on a bill that would rescind the ...

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Algorithm anxiety: Critics question use of risk-assessment tool to set bond for defendants

Among 34 pages of revisions to Missouri’s bond rules that took effect July 1, the phrase that has caused a stir is only 14 words long. It appears at the end of a list of factors that judges “shall take ...

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