In an interview with Justice Breyer in the Daily Journal, Lawrence Hurley asked Justice Breyer about FantasySCOTUS.net.
DJ: Just one other thing – it goes to the visibility of the court – just the other day a recent law graduate launched a Supreme Court fantasy league Web site [www.fantasyscotus.net]. People can go case by case and predict the outcome and there’s a prize at the end of the term.
Breyer: I don’t think I will bet on it.
DJ: I don’t think you’d be allowed to. I thought it does show there is that kind of public interest in the court we were talking about.
Breyer: I’m glad the public is interested. The more the public knows about the court, the better.
Straight from Justice Beyer. This is too cool. Is this *kinda* a citation from the Supreme Court?
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Thanks to @LawrenceHurley for the tip.
And, for those interested,
Here are some of our press clippings:
-Ashby Jones from the Wall Street Journal Law Blog did an inteview with me about FantasySCOTUS.net.
-David Post on the Volokh Conspiracy thought the site “looks like fun.”
-SCOTUSBlog also took note in their daily roundup.
-AboutTheLaw featured our site in the Non-Sequitur of the day. Stay tuned to our weekly column, titled Predictions of the 10th Justice.
-FantasySCOTUS made Holiday Wish List at Underneath Their Robes. Clerquette writes ” If you’re a betting man, woman, or Groupie, Clerquette says: Christmas has come early this year! Indulge! If you’re searching for a gift that will keep on giving — at least from October to late June/early July — look no further! FantasySCOTUS.net will keep your favorite groupie busy, away from productive activity, and unable to engage in telephone conversations while formulating bets for months to come. Hey: at least there’s no draft. ”
-Law.com Legal Blog Watch called FantasySCOTUS the “new gold standard in Supreme Court geekery”
-Eric Muller at the Faculty Lounge called FantasySCOTUS “a very, very clever idea!”
-Bill Araiza at PrawfsBlawg writes that FantasySCOTUS “sounds like fun for a rainy year.”
-Derrick Eckhardt at Fantasy Ethos writes “This game may actually take off as a niche fantasy game for law schools as a way of teaching constitutional law and understanding the dynamics of the Supreme Court.”