Type of site
|Owner||Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, Justia, Chicago-Kent College of Law|
|Created by||Jerry Goldman|
The Oyez Project at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law is an unofficial online multimedia archive of the Supreme Court of the United States, especially audio of oral arguments. The website "aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since [...] October 1955." The website also includes biographical information of both incumbent and historical justices of the Court and advocates who have argued before the court. The website was founded by Jerry Goldman, a research professor of law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Government and private support
According to the website, the Oyez Project received technological support from National Science Foundation and grants from National Endowment for the Humanities. The project is also supported by various academic institutions such as Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the legal web portal FindLaw, and the law firm Mayer Brown, among others.
Jerry Goldman put the Oyez Project up for sale in 2016. He estimated it is "worth well over $1 million", but he hopes the buyer will not put the project behind a paywall. Harvard Law School offered to pay the project's operating costs, but not Goldman's price. In July 2016, the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School and Justia joined IIT as sponsors.
Oyez.org is listed by the Supreme Court as an authentic, although unofficial online source to access the court's information. Oyez.org was featured as "Website of the Week" by Voice of America on 30 January 2006.
- About Oyez Oyez.org
- Bravin, Jess (1 February 2016). "Future of Oyez Supreme Court Archive Hangs in the Balance". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
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- Silver Gavel Awards for Media and The Arts American Bar Association
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- NPR staff (April 24, 2013). "Once under wraps, Supreme Court audio trove now online. It's all politics". Retrieved 2013-04-24.
But as of just a few weeks ago, all of the archived historical audio — which dates back to 1955 — has been digitized, and almost all of those cases can now be heard and explored at an online archive called the Oyez Project.