The Texas Peace Bond – Can It Withstand Constitutional Attack?
Davidow, Robert P.
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Critiques the Texas Peace Bond Procedure, in which an individual is committed to jail for a period of 1 year upon the individual’s failure to post required bond. The author examines how the peace bond procedure affects people of different classes, especially the indigent. The author then examines whether the procedure aligns with the Equal Protection Clause and the right to due process.