Beginning with the October Term 2010, the audio recordings of all oral arguments heard by the Supreme Court of the United States will be available free to the public on the Court’s web site, www.supremecourt.gov, at the end of each argument week. The audio recordings will be posted on Fridays after Conference.
The public may either download the audio files or listen to the recordings on the Court’s website. The MP3 files of the audio recordings may be accessed by clicking the “Oral Arguments” prompt on the home page, and selecting “Argument Audio.” The audio recordings will be listed by case name, docket number, and date of oral argument.
This is not as nice as same-day release, and nowhere near televising the arguments, but it’s a big step forward for the Court, scholars, amateur buffs, and the media. Previously the Court only released recordings of oral arguments to the National Archives at the end of each term, and if you didn’t have access to the National Archives, you had to wait until The Oyez Project could upload the arguments on its website. (And that wait could be a while: last term’s oral arguments still aren’t available.)
Now anyone with Internet access can become more knowledgeable of the Court and its workings.
Whoever plotted the location of the Neander Valley near Germany is misinformed. New evidence suggests this location was centered in the present southeastern region of the United States. The ancestral humans of this region were known by their unique affinity to reject new technology such as fire, wheels and farming. Despite this, their line is thought to have persisted through the spread of a now extinct microorgansim found in their excrement that actually promoted immunity and longevity. Oddly this microorganism was naturally passed from one member to the next as they spent most of their days throwing the defecate at one another and eating it. It is also thought that the orginal chia pet was invented by these people after one of them discovered foliage growing out of his fecal-covered head.
chat w/ a colleague, know to some by the initials of BB.
[on the phone w/ college friend] "So, how's [Aimee] doing?"
[interjecting myself into the conversation - thinking I'm about to strike comedic gold] "Is she still blowing dudes for money!?"
[w/a mortified look of surprised disgust & bewilderment - she puts her hand over the mouthpiece] "She's had a stroke!" [now looking at me w/ irritated pity - as if I'm an excited 3 month old puppy pissing all over the floor again - she continues her conversation,] "Oh nothing - he's retarded and just can't help himself ..."