Category Archives: Security

Opportunity To Suggest Improvements to Washington State Access to Justice Principles

I was the consultant to the Washington State Access to Justice Principles back in the early days of this century. Now a process is underway to update and improve those principles, which were issued by the State Supreme Court in … Continue reading

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Towards A Principles-Driven Approach to Algorithm-Based Decision-Making in the Justice System

A very recent article by Adam Liptak in the New York Times draws attention to the actual practice in Wisconsin of using algorithm-driven predictions in sentencing, and to the pending attempt to otbain review of the practice by the US … Continue reading

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Official Report on Russian Hacking Recommends Actions by Organizations

In order to understand what is happening in the world, everyone should look at the new DHS/FBI Report on the Russian hacking.  It is here.  This para introduces the chilling facts: This Joint Analysis Report (JAR) is the result of … Continue reading

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Thinking About Designing Courthouses for Access to Justice

Some of us have long urged courthouses be designed physically with a view to access to justice.  We might find some inspiration from a recent video feature on Politico, on the “Post-Ferguson Police Station,”   I would suggest watching the video … Continue reading

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A Different Approach to Integrating Litigant Services and Security Screening

This from Mental Floss on a better way to security screen — in this case in airports: Since 2007, the TSA has been pouring $200 million a year into agents trained to spot suspicious behavior in passengers. The program, called … Continue reading

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