The Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that state laws that deny bail to people solely for being charged with a sex crime against a child are unconstitutional. Seriousness of a charge is not enough to deny bail on its own. Prosecutors have to prove the defendant poses a specific threat.

Read more by Howard Fischer for Capitol Media Services and Tuscon.com:

http://tucson.com/news/local/crime/az-supreme-court-bail-denial-for-child-sex-offenses-is/article_7279e10c-eeef-11e6-a06f-d71c9fac3582.html

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