Two weeks after a federal judge ordered Galveston County to provide defense attorneys at bail hearings, the lawsuit that spawned the landmark decision might be in its final stages.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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Bailey Jones

A small step toward equal justice. The amount of time you spend in jail - especially when you haven't even been convicted of a crime - shouldn't depend on how much money you have, or whether you can afford an attorney.

Clinton Stevens

Ask Harris County how bail reform is working out for them.

Dalton Logan


Paul Hyatt

What a joke.... If people did what was right, then they would not need a lawyer, but in today's world most people are doing what is right in their own eyes, and then they whine about needing a lawyer....

Bailey Jones

Because we all know that no innocent person ever gets arrested...

Dan Freeman

That explains the White House staff of more than 40 lawyers, plus President Trump’s personal lawyers Jay Sekulow, William Consovoy, and Rudy Giuliani.

Bailey Jones


Miceal O'Laochdha

If people did what was right, not only would they not need lawyers...there would be no needs for laws either...Romper Room reasoning at its best.

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