On Episode No. 45 on The Bail Post, we discuss a debate that we recently participated in against a representative of Civil Rights Corps. This is the organization that has filed bail reform and criminal justice reform litigation across the United States. This organization filed all of the cases in Texas that made their way to the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. These cases include: ODonnell v. Harris County, Daves v. Dallas County, Russell v. Harris County and Booth v. Galveston County.
We discuss our preparation for the debate and our expectations. We also talk about the heated and we mean very heated debate that took place and the toxic language that Civil Rights Corps uses. We also talk about our take away from the debate and whether there can be any common ground found when Civil Rights Corps cannot agree on such things as simple facts such as whether the reforms in ODonnell are a failure. They cannot even agree that there is disagreement about these reforms.
If you would like to watch or listen to the debate itself, it can be found HERE.