Supersites

Court TV Nolo's
Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index Oyez, Oyez, Oyez
Findlaw The People's Court
Independent Judiciary Picturing Justice
The Internet Law Library Washington Post
Supreme Court Page
Jurist Legal Education Network Kids.gov
The Legal Information Institute
NASCIO  

Street Law Supersites are the best multipurpose law-related education sites to be found on the World Wide Web. These sites have general applicability to the Street Law text. If you have a favorite multipurpose LRE site that's not on our list, please use the Feedback button to tell us about it. We will continue to update the Supersites list.

CourtTV's Web site has up-to-the-minute information about important trials in the U.S.and around the world. It also has video archives of famous trials and a complete guide to Court TV's broadcasts. Teachers may be interested in the Choices and Consequences curriculum materials at this site. Student-centered lesson plans (with assessment activities) complement televised segments that can be taped for classroom use.
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Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index connects you to the largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the Web. The entirely kid-safe cartoons may be reproduced for classroom use without permission and are regularly updated. Select the Teacher Guide for lesson plans and activities for elementary, middle school, and high school students; familiarize yourself with the site by clicking on "Teacher's Guide" on the left hand menu bar.
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Findlaw is a comprehensive guide to legal information. The site contains general legal information gared towards legal professionals, law students, businesses, and the general public. There is a link to the Supreme Court Center where one can look up the current Supreme Court docket, cases as well as past cases decided by the Court. There are links to law-related news articles, a legal career center, and a legal dictionary.
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Independent Judiciary is a creation of the Alliance for Justice Judicial Selection Project. The site offers in-depth information about judicial nominees for positions in all levels of the federal courts, including the Supreme Court. The goal of the project is to organize information on judicial nominees so the public is aware of who may be handing down influential decisions. The site also encourages the public to participate in the selection of judicial officers.
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The Internet Law Library originally compiled by the staff at the U.S House of Representatives, provides easy access to thousands of law resources and documents.
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Jurist Legal Education Network is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and is excellent for anyone who is learning, teaching or researching the law. Through this link, you can find out about specific cases, legal news, articles and book reviews, and federal or state statutes and laws. This site also teaches about legal concepts and terms..
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The Legal Information Institute is Cornell Law School's award-winning site, probably best known for its materials on U.S. Supreme Court decisions, particularly from the 1990s. A special feature provides each month's orders so that you can find out about grants and denials of certiorari. There are 610 historical opinions organized by topic, party name, and opinion author. Legal Information Institute also has a summary of current key cases from the U.S. courts of appeals and state supreme courts; a legal ethics library (useful with Chapter 6 of Street Law); a section with decisions of the International Court of Justice; and legal materials from countries on every continent. There are extensive materials on the Amistad case.
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NASCIO provides links to legal and governmental information by state. It is particularly useful in answering questions from the Where You Live boxes in the Street Law text. Sections of StateSearch allow you to get information about state legislatures, state constitutions, and state court systems.
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Nolo's Self-Help Law Center gives you a run-down on the legal topics that individuals are most likely to want to know about, such as consumer law, landlord/tenant law, and family law. This site is practical, easy to use, and is designed for persons without legal training. If you are playing in a band, dealing with a noisy neighbor, starting a small business, or making a will, you will benefit from the practical tips Nolo offers. Much of the Nolo information is also available in books sold through Nolo's Law Store online.
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Oyez, Oyez, Oyez is a project of Northwestern University Law school. It includes a fascinating article on the history of the word oyez, many oral arguments of U.S. Supreme Court cases, a virtual tour of the Court, and interesting information about the justices.
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The People's Court is linked closely to the television program of the same name. This site allows you to preview cases that will be heard on the next television show. Through its You Be the Judge feature, you can vote for either the plaintiff or the defendant. Your vote, and perhaps your comments on the case, will be used on the broadcast. Highlights of the site include a court quiz and a court chat room. Legal links are provided to some unusual sites including one on medieval law and one on early American documents.
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Picturing Justice is an online journal of law and popular culture. The Web site features articles on current law-related movies and television programs. Reviews of past shows are in an archive at the site. You can add your comments to those of the reviewers or sign up to receive notices when new articles are added.
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Washington Post Supreme Court Page
This site is by the Washington Post, one of Washington, D.C.'s newspapers. The site contains current news articles about recent Supreme Court decisions as well as general information about Supreme Court decisions, current justices, and historic cases and justices. The site has links to other Supreme Court websites. There are also quizzes to
test your knowledge about the Supreme Court.
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Kids.gov is a directory of links to federal government Web pages for young people. Of most use to Street Law students is the page at the Department of Justice. Articles here are divided by school subjects such as current events, science (DNA testing, fingerprinting), government (civil rights), and history (famous cases, history of the FBI). Select the FBI's Kids and Youth Educational Page for information on crime detection, crime prevention, and Internet safety tips.
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