Can You Hear Me Now? Listening in on SCOTUS

14 Jan

Have you ever actually heard an argument before the U. S. Supreme Court? SCOTUSblog has links to oral arguments, and it’s a chance to put aside the reams of eye-numbing transcripts and have a listen.

One outstanding archive is the Oyez Project at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.  It’s described by the school as “a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It 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.”

Check out  Missouri v. McNeely, argued on January 9, 2013. The question before the court is whether  the Fourth Amendment prevents the taking of a warrantless blood sample under exigent circumstances. When you click on the link you’ll get the transcript as well as the audio.

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