Here’s an old friend, even larger and improved, with additional resources:
U.S. Supreme Court Media
The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a phenomenal resource for anyone who wants to understand the workings of the United States Supreme Court. In fact, as multimedia archive, 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 can be scouted in a number of convenient ways. First, readers may simply explore the Latest Stories, which include Weekly Roundups, articles, and analyses of goings on at the Court. For more focused searches, readers may prefer to select Cases and Justices. The Cases tab navigates to every case that has been argued in the Supreme Court, along with a summary and, often, audio files of the oral arguments. The Justices section, on the other hand, provides summaries and rulings of every justice that has served on the Court. In addition, the excellent Tour function provides a DIY tour of the Supreme Court, complete with peaks into the Exterior, the Great Hall, the Courtroom, and the offices of select justices.
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A judge in Manhattan has ordered a hearing that will touch upon the continuing debate over whether caged chimpanzees can be considered “legal persons,” in the eyes of the law, and thus sue, with human help, for their freedom.
Furthermore, despite the Town respondents’ insistence that
the Town was not obliged or that it was not feasible to make
available to petitioners the proposed 2013 agreement before it
was put to a vote, we affirm that part of Supreme Court’s
judgment as found that the Town’s conduct in that regard denied
petitioners “any meaningful participation” in the process leading
to the final adoption of the controversial 2013 agreement, in
clear contravention of Public Officers Law § 103 (e).
The “Just Released” page of the website NewYorkAppellateDigest.com has been updated with summaries of selected decisions and opinions from the First, Second and Third Departments.
Is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara behaving more like a politician or like a prosecutor bound by the rules of legal ethics?
Do his press conferences, speeches, interviews, and other public comments about Sheldon Silver, the now-indicted former Speaker of the New York Assembly, sound more like he’s running for elected office, or like a prosecutor who is abiding by the ethical restrictions on over-zealous, prejudicial out-of-court statements?