The Laura and John Arnold Foundation today issued the following statement on the court order to deny a motion for preliminary injunction in Holland v. Rosen:
We applaud the U.S. District Court’s denial of a preliminary injunction in Holland v. Rosen. We agree with the court’s finding that the plaintiffs are unlikely to succeed on the merits, and that the strong public interest in a risk-based pretrial system far outweighs the financial interests of the for-profit money bail industry. Entrenched private interests are seeking to use every means possible—including the courts—to safeguard their own profits at the expense of public safety and fairness. We are pleased that two federal courts have now recognized the value of high-quality, well-conducted risk assessments.