Friday, December 01, 2006

Oyez Project--Great for Supreme Court Watchers

beSpacific reminds Law Dawg Blawgers about the Oyez Project blog, a great source for U.S. Supreme Court watchers (and listeners). Oyez describes itself as "a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices."

According to its FAQ, the Oyez site "contains more than 3000 hours of audio materials delivered as streamed and downloadable mp3s." In addition to oral arguments and access to cases by subject or term, Oyez also provides news about the Supreme Court and loads of interesting tidbits about the justices themselves. As for the latter, one of the quirkiest is Supreme Court Internments, whereby "Oyez can pinpoint where your favorite Justice is buried, thanks to Google Maps (or Google Earth)."

Whether you're interested in how the Court has dealt with a particular area of the law or just a Supreme Court junkie, Oyez is for you!

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