Getting Under-30s Interested in the First Amendment

by Jason Fischer

It’s a daunting task, but one District Judge in Rhode Island thinks he has found a way to catch the interest of the under-30, computer-oriented generation: Link to YouTube videos, which play music that is ironically related to the facts of a case. (source)

“The novelty of citations to YouTube and the idea that you could access music as you plod through the opinion hopefully makes a kind of dry subject a little more fun and interesting,” [U.S. District Judge William E. Smith] wrote in an e-mail. “It seems to me that judges should look for ways to get people interested in important subjects like the First Amendment, to get them talking about it. Hopefully this will accomplish that goal in a small way.”

We here at the Legal Satyricon agree that this is a good idea, and offer the following for your enjoyment while reading this post.

2 Responses to Getting Under-30s Interested in the First Amendment

  1. […] court opinions.  It’s always nice when you find judges out there who recognize this, and make some effort to keep it interesting.  One of my favorites from law school has always been Mattel, Inc. v. MCA Records, Inc., 296 […]

  2. Vedrfolnir says:

    The damn vid was taken down. Fuck off Youtube!

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