February 8, 2010
Time to Play FantasySCOTUS
If the Saints can win the Super Bowl, can the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2010? One can only dream. Until then, football season is over and cabin fever is setting in. Time to play what CNN calls the "hottest new fantasy-league game," FantasySCOTUS. "This league is something where anybody can participate. It's not just for the legal nerd," according to the fantasy league's creator Josh Blackman.
The rules are pretty simple. For each case the Supreme Court grants Cert, players predict
The Outcome: Affirm or Reverse the lower Court. You will recieve 1 point for predicting the outcome correctly.
The Split: 5/4, 6/3, 7/2, 8/1, 9/0, or 4-1-4 , or Fragmented (no discernible majority opinion). You will receive 3 points for predicting the split.
Which Justices are in the Majority and which are in the Minority. You will receive 1 point for each Justice correctly guessed. No points for recusals.
Maybe you don't have to be a "legal nerd" to play but I recommend reading SCOTUSblog's "scouting reports" before making your predictions. [JH]