Buffin v San Francisco

Selected Media Coverage

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TV & Radio

Radio Interview with Executive Director Phil Telfeyan about Money Bail on Southern California Public Radio on December 5, 2016

Executive Director Phil Telfeyan Speaking about Money Bail at The Davis Vanguard Court Watch Event on November 19, 2016


U.S. judge clears way to send case for bail as fair, effective to trial for a decision by Bob Egelko for SF Gate on January 17, 2018

Bail-bond companies allowed to defend law requiring bail by Bob Egelko for San Francisco Chronicle on March 7, 2017

Ending San Francisco’s System of Wealth-Based Detention by Phil Telfeyan for the American Constitution Society on January 12, 2017

Kamala Harris Reverses Position For Second Time, Will Not Support Challenge To San Francisco’s Cash-Bail System by Jack Morse for SFist on December 15, 2016

Attorney general reverses direction on challenge to bail system by Steve Rubenstein for The San Francisco Chronicle on December 14, 2016

AG Harris Modifies Position on Bail, Calls It Unfair to Poor by David Greenwald for The Davis Vanguard on December 14, 2016

Harris shifts, says bail system isn’t fair to the poor by Bob Egelko for SFGate on December 10, 2016

Kamala Harris Will Step In To Defend SF Cash Bail System After City Attorney, Sheriff Refuse by Caleb Pershan for SFist on November 29, 2016

SF city attorney calls state bail schedule unconstitutional, announces he won’t defend it by John Cote for Bay View on November 12, 2016

S.F. City Attorney is Right: Cash Bail Can’t Be Defended by the Editorial Board for the San Francisco Chronicle on November 2, 2016

San Francisco city attorney won’t defend city’s bail schedule from civil rights lawsuit by Lorelei Laird for ABA Journal on November 2, 2016

California Lawsuit Over the Cash Bail System Could Prompt Changes Across the US by Paul Elias for the Associated Press (here appearing in in The Los Angeles Times) on December 26, 2015

Why California Jails Poor People Unless They Pay The Bail Bondsman by Alan Pyke for ThinkProgresson November 3, 2015

Group Files Class-Action Complaint to Scrap S.F.’s Cash-Bail System by Evan Sernoffsky for the San Francisco Chronicle on October 29, 2015