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SAFET-T Act papers with JB Pritzker in background

Gov. JB Pritzker prepares to sign a sweeping criminal justice reform bill during a ceremony at Chicago State University on the South Side, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Ashlee Rezin

SAFET-T Act papers with JB Pritzker in background

Gov. JB Pritzker prepares to sign a sweeping criminal justice reform bill during a ceremony at Chicago State University on the South Side, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Ashlee Rezin

Judge rules key provision in Safe-T Act is unconstitutional

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Gov. JB Pritzker prepares to sign a sweeping criminal justice reform bill during a ceremony at Chicago State University on the South Side, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Ashlee Rezin

   

Just days before cash bail was set to be abolished across Illinois, a judge has ruled a key provision of the law to be unconstitutional. Kankakee County Chief Judge Thomas Cunnington’s ruling represents a win for opponents of the SAFE-T Act, who’ve argued ending cash bail would limit a judge’s ability to detain criminals ahead of their trial.

Reset gets the latest from a courts reporter.

GUEST: Jon Seidel, federal courts reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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