Supreme Court Audio files online

BoingBoing today has a link to The Oyez Project.   The Oyez project is releasing US Supreme Court oral audio of historic cases in streaming and MP3 format. This audio is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. This license allows listeners to download, share, and create derivative works using these audio files.

I did a search through their archives and soon Emma and I found ourselves fascinated listening to the oral arguments in the 1967 case of Loving V. the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Its a significant decision about Virginia’s inter-racial marriage Law that anyone looking into Gay Marriage should know about …

Loving v. Virginia
388 U.S. 1 (1967)
Docket Number: 395
Audio Resources
Oral Argument and MP3 form

(The streaming audio is 2 hrs & 15 minutes)

The United States Supreme Court, Mr. Chief Justice Warren, held that miscegenation statutes adopted by Virginia to prevent marriages between persons solely on basis of racial classification violate equal protection and due process clauses of Fourteenth Amendment.