Bail Approved for Polanski

Woody Allen and other Polanski apologists can give thanks for this on Thursday night: The Associated Press is reporting that a Swiss court has approved Roman Polanski’s offer to be released on $4.5 million bail. According to the agreement, Polanski will be kept under house arrest and electronic monitoring at his Swiss chalet. Polanski will remain in prison, however, until the Swiss Justice Ministry decides whether or not to appeal the ruling to the country’s supreme court.