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Frosh calls for Judiciary rule tying bail to ability to pay

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Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh pressed the Maryland Judiciary on Tuesday to prevent judicial officers from imposing bail on criminal defendants beyond their financial means, saying such an impossible-to-pay fee essentially consigns them to jail before trial in violation of constitutional guarantees of due process and prohibitions on excessive punishment.

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