No. 78-1636.

587 F.2d 783 (1979)

Kimberly Ann POWERS, Petitioner-Appellee, v. Honorable Alan SCHWARTZ, as Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and Jack Sandstrom, Director of Dade County Dept. of Correction and Rehabilitation, Respondents-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

January 12, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert L. Shevin, Atty. Gen., Janet Reno, State's Atty., Paul M. Rashkind, Stephen V. Rosin, Asst. State's Attys., Miami, Fla., Charles A. Stampelos, Asst. Atty. Gen., Tallahassee, Fla., for respondents-appellants.

Sheldon "Skip" Taylor, Miami, Fla., for petitioner-appellee.

Before THORNBERRY, AINSWORTH and MORGAN, Circuit Judges.


Appellee Powers seeks habeas corpus relief from her detention by appellants. She claims that Florida's method of determining whether to grant pretrial bail to persons accused of crimes punishable by life imprisonment is unconstitutional. The district court agreed with appellee's claims and granted her bail. 448 F.Supp. 54 (S.D.Fla. 1978).

At oral argument, all parties admitted that since the district court...

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