On this episode of The Bail Post we discuss Russell v. Harris County. This case was filed to extend the ruling in ODonnell regarding misdemeanor judges issued by the Honorable Lee Rosenthal to the felony judges.
When the case was originally filed, the plaintiffs did not even sue the district court judges. Suit was filed against Harris County and the Harris County Sheriff. Next, the case was "stayed" or put on hold to allow the parties to attempt to work out a settlement.
The case did not proceed as expected by the plaintiffs. They were expecting a quick settlement where the county gave them everything they wanted like they did in ODonnell.
What the plaintiffs received in the end was a big fat dismissal. Find out how this happened on this episode of The Bail Post.