Cook County, which includes Chicago, is poised to become the largest jurisdiction in the country to stop incarcerating people pretrial just because they cannot pay bail.
A final annual tally of nearly $1.1 trillion is roughly double the already staggering $575 billion the Trump administration has proposed as the Pentagon's regular budget for 2018.
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Naomi Cahn is the John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. She is the author of numerous books and law review articles on gender and family law.