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Easiest Way to Hear U.S. Supreme Court Arguments

The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law maintains an online database of arguments made before the United States Supreme Court since the Court started keeping audio back in 1955.  The site is called Oyez, which is French for “all of you listen”, a phrase repeated three times at the commencement of the session of the court.

A review of the website, indicates that all of the current opinions are archived, and the site itself says that it goes back to 1955.  The way the opinions are set up in tables and categorized according to justices on the court at the time, attorney advocates presenting arguments, year argued or decided, and legal issue, makes it manageable to search.

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