Sunday, November 21, 2010

Oyez Project now hosted by Chicago-Kent

Thanks to our sister publication, the Law Librarian Blog, for tipping us off.  It's a great resource for professors (skills and otherwise), students and practitioners.

From the press release:

Chicago-Kent College of Law is the new headquarters of the Oyez Project (, a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. Visited more than 700,000 times in the past 30 days, the site 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 site's archive of digitized arguments enables users to search for key terms relevant to their research. A search for a particular term, such as "strict scrutiny" or "substantive due process," yields a list of snippets from case transcripts that link to the corresponding audio.
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Founded and directed by political scientist Jerry Goldman, the site also provides written summaries of Supreme Court cases and holdings, detailed biographies and voting records of Supreme Court justices, links to written opinions, and a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building.

The site will soon make its content more widely accessible to mobile users via apps for iPads and handheld devices. iPhone apps for selected content are already available.

You can read the rest of the press release here.


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