Kathryn Kuznitsky

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Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


J.D., Washington University in St. Louis; B.A. in French & Francophone Studies, UCLA


Kathryn Kuznitsky is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her work is primarily focused on research conducted at RAND’s Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ).

Research Focus


  • Empty courtroom with scales of justice

    Discount Justice: Fiscal Austerity and State Courts

    Budget cuts at the state court level can mean courthouse closures, hiring freezes and layoffs, leading to longer wait times for the public. Educating the public about the role and importance of the state courts is key to preventing more budget cuts in the future.

    Apr 18, 2017 Inside Sources

  • Concept of leaky software, data pouring out of pipe

    Digital Theft: The New Normal

    Absolute data breach prevention is not possible, so knowing what people want when it happens is important. Consumers and corporations alike should accept this risk as a “when,” not an “if,” and prepare for it.

    Oct 10, 2016 Wired

  • The facade of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    Fixing Judicial Recusals

    Recently, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito recused himself in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, a case with important implications for the power industry, while Justice Stephen Breyer failed to do so, apparently in error. This misstep illustrates some of the problems with the judicial recusal system.

    Feb 10, 2016 Inside Sources