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Judges

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Reasonable Doubt

Automation is creeping into the courtroom, and it’s going to change the way we think about the law

In 1970, Lyudmila Terentyevna Aleksandrova lost her right hand. It happened at work, where she was employed by the Russian state. With her hand gone, she fought for a disability allowance that never materialized, batted about by district and regional courts. Eventually, after decades of frustration, she brought the case to the European Court of Human Rights, which ruled in 2007 that there had been a violation in Aleksandrova’s right to a fair trial. Pay the money, it told Russia.

A judgment about Aleksandrova and her missing right hand was also made in 2016 — not by a human, but…

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