Ever look at the Supreme Court and think – What a pack of mongrels? Well, now you really can think of them as a bunch of mutts thanks to John Oliver and the folks at Last Week Tonight. He’s given all of us Supreme Court groupies a way to get around that pesky prohibition they have against cameras in the courtroom. Now you can sync oral argument recordings to footage of a Supreme Court populated with dogs, a chicken court reporter, and a duck assistant. Animal Farm has never been so close to reality. Already, the internet, never one to miss out on a chance to exploit animals, has responded with videos of Supreme Court arguments as enacted by dogs. If you want to join the fun, you can obtain recordings of oral arguments dating back to 1955 from Chicago-Kent Law’s Oyez Project for dubbing.
If the SCOTUS dogs aren’t your cup of tea, have no fear. Georgetown Law Library has resources available to make your Supreme Court research easier. Did you know we have a research guide about the Supreme Court? We even have guides for researching court documents and the nomination process. Are you looking for briefs? Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law can help with that, as can Landmark Briefs and Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States, located in our print collection.
Whether you’re a serious researcher or just someone who enjoys great animal videos on Youtube, we have you covered here at the Georgetown Law Library. And as for us, we welcome our new doggy justices. After all, if it’s good enough for Notorious RBG, it’s good enough for us.