83 ABA Journal Law Scribbler articles.
With just a couple of dollars, courts and public defenders can keep people from being arrested.
Court date reminders sent to defendants via text message are an inexpensive, simple intervention being tested across the country.
Jul 17, 2018 7:10 AM CDT
Barring a successful write-in candidate, Satana Deberry will be Durham, North Carolina’s next prosecutor. Previously a defense attorney, she is a part of a reform-focused cohort from both major parties. These district attorneys are not running on the usual “tough on crime” platform. Instead, they see the role of prosecutor as more than merely securing a conviction.
Jun 18, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
When data scientists want to know if their artificial intelligence software can recognize handwritten digits, they have to test it. For most, this means taking a dataset of black-and-white handwritten symbols and running it through the software.
May 22, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
After her DUI charge was dropped, Julie Cantu thought her nightmare was over. Then, she went on a date.
Mar 27, 2018 9:23 AM CDT
In late January, the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck was hacked, costing 260,000 users over $530 million in NEM, a cryptocurrency similar to bitcoin. This is the largest hack of its kind, but not the first. The previous record holder for largest crypto-heist was Mt. Gox, another exchange that saw $450 million in bitcoin stolen in 2014 leading to civil and criminal actions.
Feb 28, 2018 12:32 PM CST
This piece was co-authored with Keith Porcaro, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center.
Over the fall semester, we ran an experiment at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Jan 22, 2018 8:30 AM CST
If you have not noticed yet, the ABA Journal is undertaking a yearlong cybersecurity series
Jan 10, 2018 7:00 AM CST
Social science research is “sociological gobbledygook,” at least according to Chief Justice John Roberts. The Chief Justice made this comment during the Oct. 3 oral argument
for the political redistricting case Gill v. Whitford
Nov 2, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
Using natural language, chatbots can simulate human conversation, giving the user the impression that they are talking with an actual person instead of with artificial intelligence. Chatbots are already being used in a variety of ways, including addressing customer needs, educating children, providing investment advice and even debating the meaning of life.
Jul 1, 2017 1:10 AM CDT
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told U.S. senators Thursday that he knew James Comey would be fired as FBI director before he wrote the memo recommending that action, the Washington Post
and the New York Times
May 18, 2017 4:44 PM CDT
The invitation-only conference resembled more of a retreat and team-building enterprise than the usual “panels full of pundits” approach. Instead, the 50 or so attendees representing solo practices, small firms, legal service providers, technology companies and businesses were identified as tech-savvy innovators who had long since moved beyond the initial dilemma of whether to challenge the legal profession’s status quo.
May 1, 2017 1:20 AM CDT
Many law firms are turning to statistics and performance analytics to help them determine which of their laterals are delivering and which are not.
Apr 1, 2017 2:10 AM CDT
Before he became a trial lawyer (and an advocate on behalf of the wrongfully convicted), Sean MacDonald in Toronto worked as a private investigator. His experiences on both sides of…
Feb 1, 2017 1:40 AM CST
The old joke about the National Security Agency was that it was so secretive and mysterious that it really stood for “No Such Agency.” So it might be a bit…
Dec 21, 2016 7:30 AM CST
The legal industry already has been heavily affected by technology and the “Uber-ization” of the marketplace. It follows that pro bono work also would be affected.
Dec 1, 2016 1:35 AM CST
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