The Ninth Circuit decided on October 15th that Arizona’s Prop 100, which makes arrestees non-bondable if they commit a “serious offense,” violates substantive due process. A panel of the Ninth Circuit decided last year by a 2-1 vote that it is OK – this time, the court en banc found it unconstitutional by a vote of 9-2.
In addition to the absolutely incredible work by the ACLU, AACJ filed an amicus brief (Kathy Brody, Mikel Steinfeld, Amy Kalman, and David Euchner) providing many of the details of how Prop 100 is implemented in our local courts. Although our brief is not cited in the opinion, I recognize many of the points made by Judge Fisher’s opinion as coming from our brief.
You can read the Ninth Circuit’s opinion here.