Supreme Court Justices: Addicted to Google

Boston Globe – “Everyone knows that Google is changing the way college kids write their term papers. What’s less obvious is that it’s also changing the way that judges write their opinions — even America’s most august judges, those on the Supreme Court. In an absolutely fascinating article in the Virginia Law Review, “Confronting Supreme Court Fact Finding,” Allison Orr Larsen, a law professor at William & Mary, shows just how prevalent online research is at the Supreme Court. “In-house research,” she argues, much of it done online, is changing the way America’s highest court works, and not for the better.”

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