A group of 56 former federal prosecutors on Tuesday filed an amicus brief arguing that the government’s attempt to keep two lawyers charged in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied New York City Police Department vehicle would change existing bail practice.

After Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman were arrested May 30, U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie of the Eastern District of New York ruled that they could be released to home confinement with electronic monitoring and a $250,000 bond.

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