Indictment, Detentions, AI and More

Posted on June 14, 2023

No Involvement in Immigration Detentions Act: Immigration control is a federal responsibility, yet through contracts, thousands of people are detained at local jails and private prisons. The No Involvement in Immigration Detentions Act prohibits state and local government agencies and their contractors from participating in immigration detentions for the federal government.

How to talk about the latest Trump indictment: Trump’s been indicted and MAGA is struggling to defend him. But there’s no way to argue he’s innocent. So instead, MAGA arguments are designed to change the subject. For responses to those arguments, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

How AI will affect legislatures and legislators: Alex Wirth, the CEO of Quorum, discusses in an NCSL Podcast how his company uses AI and explains that legislative offices may soon need AI tools to handle all the AI-generated communications they will soon be receiving.

Connecticut law addresses the use of artificial intelligence by governments: Connecticut’s governor just signed SB 1103 which regulates the state’s use of artificial intelligence and other predictive systems after a report found that a much-used predictive analytics tool was quite unreliable.

The Year in Hate & Extremism: The 2022 annual report on extremism in America by the Southern Poverty Law Center describes increasing political hate across the nation, identifies trends, and offers a series of policy recommendations.

How to talk about the prior Trump indictment: Maybe it’s time to refresh our memories. This explains how to talk about the indictment involving hush money payoffs to porn star Stormy Daniels.