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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.