Troubled Judges Group Holding Up Bail Reform

California is on the precipice of overhauling its unjust bail system. Now, a group of judges, currently in apology mode over a party where revelers ridiculed incarcerated people of color, is lobbying for a watered down bail reform bill.

Public Defender Attorney Fights For Immigrants Stuck in Limbo

SF Examiner profiles our immigration attorney, Francisco Ugarte.

Why We Should Provide Lawyers to Immigrants Facing Deportation

President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of immigrants is an attack on thousands of San Francisco families. The most effective way to defend them? Arm them with lawyers.

Progressives: It’s Go Time

Read Jeff Adachi’s article on the Trump presidency on Medium.

Contesting Bail to Take on Racial Disparities in SF Jail

PBS News Hour profiles the San Francisco Public Defender’s innovative Bail Unit.

Who Cares What Beyoncé Says?

I do. You should too.

Threat to Juries Hidden in California Budget

Read Jeff Adachi’s Op-Ed on the dangers of cutting peremptory challenges.

A Fight Ahead on Peremptory Challenges

“We cannot fathom why the governor is pushing a failed proposal that has been rejected numerous times by the Legislature,” countered San Francisco County Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who called the proposal “a sham.”

Op-Ed: Truth Lost When Officers View Body Cam Footage

If the Police Commission makes the wrong decision today, we will lose the ability to require officers to write down their independent recollection as to what happened… It will destroy one of the main reasons to have the body cameras in the first place: to provide a check and balance between the police perception and video evidence.

Jami’s Ordeal Shows Public Defenders Deserve Respect

Jami Tillotson’s arrest was shocking. It’s also part of a pattern of mistreatment of public defenders. Read Jeff Adachi’s column in the Daily Journal.

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