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  • The Bail Reform Act: Getting and keeping them out!
    by Francisco "Frank" Morales, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas (Del Rio)

  • Video: The Bail Reform Act
    by Francisco "Frank" Morales, Assistant Federal Public Defender, S.D TX

  • Pretrial Release and Detention - Introductory Outline
    by Geoffrey A. Hansen, Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender, N.D. CA

  • Adam Walsh Act: Implementation, Implications, and Challenges - Understanding How the Adam Walsh Act Changes Pretrial Release
    by Marcus J. Berghahn, Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C., Madison, WI
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  • A Practice "Kit" for Obtaining Pretrial Release of Non-Citizen Clients
    Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho Blog (April 14, 2010)
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  • Challenging the Barriers to Bail for Noncitizens
    by Ingrid V. Eagly, UCLA School of Law
    (providing arguments for obtaining bail despite the defendant's alleged unlawful presence in the U.S.)
    * NOTE: This document is not posted on fd.org; however, it is available upon request to any criminal defense attorney. Please contact Nana Asah-Kwashie to request a copy

  • Defender Letter to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure Regarding Proposed Amendments to Fed. R. Crim. Pro. 5, 12.3, 21 and 32.1 (January 9, 2009)
    (commenting on a proposed amendment to Rule 32.1(a)(6), which addresses release or detention decisions pending further proceedings concerning revocation or modification of probation or supervised release)