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February 26, 2010 4:58 AM   Subscribe

FantasySCOTUS. For the Tenth Justice in all of us.
posted by OmieWise (15 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Forecasting the Swing Vote of Justice Kennedy.
posted by three blind mice at 5:14 AM on February 26, 2010


Very nice. I've just come from persuading a department that we ought to run something like this for pre-law students. Of course, I'd like them to dig a little deeper than "Reverse and Remand" or "Affirmed."
posted by anotherpanacea at 5:21 AM on February 26, 2010


YES. I like this so hard. Thanks so much for posting it!
posted by Devika at 5:42 AM on February 26, 2010


This is excellent.
posted by saladin at 5:43 AM on February 26, 2010


As a fantasy fan, I want this to work, but I suspect the ideological divide on the court is going to make correct predictions a little too easy. Now if they got bonus points for correctly picking what precedents etc. were going to be cited and when Scalia or Stevens would write their own opinions just to express despair at the decisions made by the rest of their colleagues, that would be amazing.
posted by nangua at 5:55 AM on February 26, 2010


FOR TENTH JUSTICE. YOU HAVE NO CHANCE MAKE YOUR RULING.
posted by DU at 6:04 AM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is it just me, or does anyone else see SCROTUM when they see SCOTUS? I always do a double-take when I see it on the TV box or in print.
posted by clvrmnky at 6:08 AM on February 26, 2010


As a fantasy fan, I want the 10th Justice to be a mighty Gold Dragon.

Really, anything to balance out the Litch votes.
posted by The Whelk at 6:23 AM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Supreme Court Database is an impressive resource! Analysis is particularly useful, and case descriptions have a demonic seal at the bottom!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:24 AM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is it just me, or does anyone else see SCROTUM when they see SCOTUS? I always do a double-take when I see it on the TV box or in print.

I have more trouble with POTUS, for which I always see "putz" or "poots".
posted by bunnycup at 6:58 AM on February 26, 2010


I really liked the idea of Fantasy Congress back when that was still around. Even if I never really scored that many points, it was still sort of neat to see the post offices getting named and incredible mass of bills that would just be shuffled into committees and never heard from again. This is also a cool idea, but I'm probably not going to shell out the $10 to sign up, and it doesn't look like they have a list of current Supreme Court cases I can check out without signing up like Fantasy Congress did with bills.
posted by Copronymus at 7:23 AM on February 26, 2010


Is it just me, or does anyone else see SCROTUM when they see SCOTUS?

Only when I see Scalia or Thomas.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:18 AM on February 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is it just me, or does anyone else see SCROTUM when they see SCOTUS? I always do a double-take when I see it on the TV box or in print.

I saw FantasyCOITUS. Which sounded interesting.
posted by ALongDecember at 9:26 AM on February 26, 2010


How many DC circuit judges do you want for your Breyer?
posted by coolhappysteve at 4:59 PM on February 27, 2010


The idea is great, but the site doesn't freaking work. Maybe because the court is not in session, but it seems like a better idea than an implementation.
posted by wlai at 8:56 PM on February 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


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