Mar. 15, 2023 – Review Grant – In re Kowalczyk (S277910, A162977)

“The court limited review to the following issues: (1) Which constitutional provision governs the denial of bail in noncapital cases – article I, section 12, subdivisions (b) and (c), or article I, section 28, subdivision (f)(3), of the California Constitution – or, in the alternative, can these provisions be reconciled? (2) May a superior court ever set pretrial bail above an arrestee’s ability to pay?”