October 28, 2016 – “Before I move on, I want to raise an issue that’s been a concern to me for many years that I referenced in my State of the Judiciary. And I believe we’re ready to move on now. I’d like to speak to the matter of equal access to justice in California and nationally.
All three branches of our government have worked on and thought about the bail system and how they sometimes unfairly penalize the poor and may not effectively service its intended purposes years and years down the road. So I’m establishing a work group to provide recommendations on how courts may better identify ways and release decisions that will treat people fairly and not based on their pocketbook, protect the public and also ensure court appearances for the orderly process of our judiciary…”
To read more comments from California’s Chief Justice visit the original article with video at: http://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/video-release:-chief-justice-names-pretrial-work-group