The Future of Restoring Voting Rights for Ex-Felons: The Surprising Facts

Traditionally, defendants convicted of a felony lost their right to vote, sit on a jury, and (in most states) possess a firearm.   It was commonly thought that losing the right to vote was permanent. This perception can be seen even now in a recent New York Times article that focuses on the 6.2 million citizens … Continue reading The Future of Restoring Voting Rights for Ex-Felons: The Surprising Facts

The Risks and Rewards of Risk Assessments

In 2015 we asked court professionals from around the world to assess the probability that predictive technology would move courts to become preventive rather than reactive; courts would start preventing things from happening before they happened.  A hallmark of America’s judicial system is that it is both independent and reactive.  Citizens bring their disputes to … Continue reading The Risks and Rewards of Risk Assessments