Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

We’ve done it again! Yes, that’s right, we’ve discovered yet another way to cure your boredom blues. But seriously, this is actually interesting stuff. When you get a chance, check out www.oyez.com. Oyez® provides access to over 2,000 hours of Supreme Court audio, biographical information about the justices, and a virtual tour of portions of the Supreme Court building including the judges chambers.
I first learned of Oyez® in my constitutional law class when my professor played audio clips of oral arguments from several first amendment cases. In addition to first amendment cases, Oyez® offers a variety of other cases including several noted patent, trademark, and copyright cases.
If you are curious where the term Oyez comes from or want to know other facts about Oyez®, you can check it out here. F.Y.I., the phrase “Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!” (AKA “Here ye! Here ye!”) is used by a court marshal to introduce the opening of the court.

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