Last week the American Bail Coalition posted a statement on the latest lawsuit filed by the pretrial activist group Equal Justice Under Law. This time the group filed the lawsuit in California’s state capital, Sacramento. Unlike the previous lawsuit filed in San Francisco, this lawsuit names California’s Attorney General, Kamala Harris specifically as a defendant. Below is a portion of the statement. In order to read the full statement on ABC’s website, click on the link below.
If the Equal Justice Lawyers learned something in Oakland last Tuesday when United States District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers told them that “pontificating at the mike” doesn’t equate to legal analysis and that their legal theory was “unformed,” that surely was not on display on Friday when, in a stunning and ill-advised move, they decided to file a lawsuit (attached) not against the State of California like in Buffin but directly and personally against Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, in her capacity as Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the State of California. They also name the County of Sacramento as a defendant in what is another of their cookie-cutter lawsuits based on sympathy for poor people.
They argue that since General Harris is the Chief Law Enforcement officer in the State of California and is “charged with enforcing the laws” that “she requires the County of Sacramento to have a bail schedule” thereby violating Plaintiffs’ rights to equal protection. And that, folks, is it. There are no factual allegations that Attorney General Kamala Harris has absolutely anything to do with any bail schedule set by any State Judges in any jurisdiction in California.
Not to mention the little problem that they forgot about on Tuesday… TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT CLICK HERE.