The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law | A Multimedia Archive of the Supreme Court of the United States

Here’s an old friend, even  larger and improved, with additional resources:

U.S. Supreme Court Media

http://www.oyez.org/

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. 

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

Jaffe OSC

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.

Ballard v. NY Safety Track LLC 518627

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).

Rochester Law Digest Now “New York Appellate Digest”

The “Rochester Law Digest” is being renamed “New York Appellate Digest” and can now be reached at both “www.RochesterLawDigest.com” and “www.NewYorkAppellateDigest.com.” ]

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.

New York Court Watcher: Preet Bharara on Sheldon Silver: Prosecutorial Ethics?

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?

Read Prof Bonventre’s analysis of the applicable rules of conduct and statements made by US Attorney Bharaara here.

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Lucido v Nestle Purina Petcare 02-05-2015

Towns, counties can’t restrict sex offenders’ homes-Pressconnects.com

Jon Campbell, jcampbell1@gannett.com | @JonCampbellGAN11:54 p.m. EST February 17, 2015

Local governments in New York cannot restrict where registered sex offenders can live, according to a ruling Tuesday by the state’s highest court.

The state Court of Appeals threw out a Nassau County law that kept all sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school, arguing that the state’s restrictions on those convicted of sex crimes preempt local measures.

The ruling will have statewide implications: At least 109 cities, towns and villages and 21 counties have passed local restrictions, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union, though some have been repealed or invalidated. Under New York law, only level 3 offenders and those on probation or parole are prohibited from being within 1,000 feet of school grounds or a day-care center.

Read entire article from pressconnects.com here

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