Wednesday, January 23, 2013
If you've ever wondered how to pronounce Supreme Court case names, check out The Green Bag's recent pronunciation guide. A print essay explains that students and scholars at Yale and Princeton law schools scoured sources to find the correct pronunciations for hundreds of case names. Among the list's notable entries: The name Grutter in the landmark diversity case rhymes with rooter; Padilla (of Rumsfield v. Padilla) is pronounced pə -DEE-yə; Boumediene rhymes with boo-BETTy-ən; and in the heat-sensor case, Kyllo is pronounced KI-loh. The list is available on line, along with helpful audio pronunciations. It's a good reference for students preparing for oral arguments.