Oyez Project Releases Mobile App; Listen to U.S. Supreme Court Audio on Your iPhone
A hat tip and thank you to Due Process: Georgetown Law Library Blog for letting us know about the release of an iPhone app from the Oyez Project.
The Oyez Project web site provides access to audio from current and historic audio of U.S. Supreme Court (USSC} oral arguments and other media along with in-depth profiles of each justice, case overviews, full text decisions, etc.
Audio files begin in 1955 but are not available for every oral argument.
Btw, Android and iPad apps are on the way.
OyezToday will appeal to all Supreme Court junkies,” said Jerry Goldman, director of the Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent. “Opinions will be available on their smart phones shortly after they are released. Oral arguments and transcripts are a mere tap away within hours of release by the Court. In addition, users can share their interests via Facebook, Twitter, and email,” he continued. “Users can download argument audio synchronized to its transcript and search the audio. Or, they can simply flip, tap, and listen to any portion.”
OyezToday rests on the popular Oyez Project, an authoritative collection of Supreme Court audio going back to October 1955. With 10,000 hours of audio in the archive, users needed ways to search the trove. OyezToday allows easy focus on the current docket and frees users from their desktop computers by allowing them access and granularity anywhere. A wireless link is necessary to download the media.
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