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Bail limit gets final OK

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on March 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm with No Comments »
March 8, 2010 12:42 pm

It’s official: Voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to limit suspects’ right to bail.

The idea of allowing judges to deny bail in more than simply capital murder cases emerged from the finger-pointing over the Lakewood police officer killings. It put House and Senate members at loggerheads before they reached a deal last week.

The deal won final legislative approval with a House vote a few minutes ago. Senators were unanimous in support of the final deal and just four House members opposed it: Reps. Dennis Flannigan, Bob Hasegawa, Dave Upthegrove and Brendan Williams.

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