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Lawsuit Against San Francisco Bail System Hits Major Roadblock

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A federal class-action lawsuit contends that San Francisco’s bail system is unconstitutional. The lawsuit asserts that the “money bail” system favors the wealthy, while those who can?t afford to pay bail are forced to stay in jail while awaiting trial. We’ll discuss the closely-watched case, which hit a major roadblock yesterday at a hearing in San Francisco.

Guests:

Alex Emslie, reporter, KQED News

Chesa Boudin, San Francisco deputy public defender

Jeff Clayton, policy director, American Bail Coalition

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