Supreme Court Oral Arguments On Line

I blogged about the new development of "Supreme Court Audio Set for Downloading" a week or so ago here.

That was before I checked it out myself. I had no idea how cool this new development was. It's not just downloading an mp3 file that you can listen to later. It plays a continuous audio recording of the oral argument, while presenting a simultaneous scrolling written transcript of the argument, the identity of the person speaking, and a picture of him or her graphically as he or she speaks. It is much more than just a sound file. It is very cool, and more entertaining and more interesting than most stuff on TV. For example, check out the recent argument about racial preferences at U. Michigan Law School in Grutter v. Bollinger here.