Bloomberg Law
Feb. 22, 2021, 7:41 PM

Lawyers’ Committee Delays Suit Over Bar Exam Face Scan Software

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

A prominent civil rights group is delaying its threatened lawsuit against the State Bar of California claiming the use of facial recognition technology in its remote bar exam has the effect of discriminating against people of color.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law recently suggested it would file suit in advance of the latest remote bar exam to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, but decided to hold off until it receives detailed data from the Bar. This information is set to include exam passage rates by race, which could bolster the committee’s case.

Instead, the group is considering ...

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