State Bar Sued Over Test Scans
February 18, 2021 | View PDF
A civil rights group has threatened to sue the California State Bar. The suit alleges that bar exam facial scans designed to identify test takers, are in fact just another example of systemic racism.
A prominent civil rights group is threatening to sue the State Bar of California unless it agrees to stop using facial recognition technology to prevent cheating on online bar exams, which the group says discriminates against women and people of color.
"It is by now well-established by experts in that field that FRT is disproportionately inaccurate in identifying women and people of color," the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said in a Feb. 10 letter to California bar officials.