December 19, 2014

Supreme Court of U.S. Will Launch More Mobile-Friendly Web Site of June 1st

From The Washington Post: On June 1, the court announced, the site will be more friendly to those using mobile devices. The Web site “will now detect the mobile device being used and will automatically adjust the display based on the screen size and orientation,” the court announced. Here’s the Full Text of the Message […]

New From Kent College of Law/Oyez Project: Searchable/Shareable Audio of Health Care Reform Act Arguments

via Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law: IIT Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) has updated its comprehensive multimedia guide on issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by making the oral arguments and transcripts more accessible to a wider audience. Visitors to the ISCOTUS healthcare […]

New from Library Copyright Alliance: "Golan v. Holder: A Farewell to Constitutional Challenges to Copyright Laws"

A summary of the recent Golan v. Holder decision by the Supreme Court of the United States was written for the LCA by attorney/intellectual property expert, Jonathan Band. The Summary Begins: On January 13, 2012, the Supreme Court by a 6-2 vote affirmed the Tenth Circuit decision in Golan v. Holder. (Justice Kagan recused herself, presumably […]

New Database: Time-Series Plots of Phrases in U.S. Supreme Court Opinions (Legal Language Explorer)

From the Marquette University Law School Blog: Emory and Michigan State Law Schools have teamed up to create a free database that allows you to search for a term or phrase in U.S. Supreme Court opinions (1791-2005) and automatically generate a time-series frequency chart of the phrase’s appearance. [Clip] As described by its creators, the […]

Reference: New Report Looks at How U.S. Supreme Court Justices Use Dictionaries

From an Oxford University Press Blog Post by Dennis Barron: The Supreme Court is using dictionaries to interpret the Constitution. Both conservative justices, who believe the Constitution means today exactly what the Framers meant in the 18th century, and liberal ones, who see the Constitution as a living, breathing document changing with the times, are […]