Rep. Stephens Reacts to Illinois Supreme Court Order Staying End of Cash Bail

CHICAGO – State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) issued the following statement in response to the Illinois Supreme Court’s order that stays the end of cash bail contained in the controversial SAFE-T Act pending its review of the Kankakee County Circuit judge’s ruling from last week:

“I am encouraged by last week’s Illinois Supreme Court order that stays the end of cash bail. This is a welcome bit of news, as chaos was likely to ensue across the state due to the confusing patchwork of counties that would have had cash bail or not. Ending cash bail was an unconstitutional and dangerous policy decision. I applaud this ruling, and will await the Supreme Court’s review of the case on appeal.”