I agree. Google anything you dont know (or wikipedia, that got me through Con Law).
Oyez.org is even better than wikipedia and google for con law, for what it's worth.
I was never a huge fan of Oyez... not that many details. I just looked up Roe v. Wade and it has like 9 lines of info. Wiki on the other hand has great background as well as the decision of the court with summaries of the sections plus the dissent and then goes on to give overviews of subsequent cases and the controversy. To each their own.
Oyez and wikipedia are vastly different. Listening to the oral arguments for any con law case is highly instructive (and not as time-wastey as it sounds).
It is emphatically not a waste of time. The argument for each side is distilled to a t, and the justices point out the flaws in each. It's really terrific.
Quote from: Boss of Consortium on July 26, 2009, 11:35:01 AMIt is emphatically not a waste of time. The argument for each side is distilled to a t, and the justices point out the flaws in each. It's really terrific.But you can't listen to them during class... which is what I usually use Wiki for If I had time the night before to listen to the oral args, I probably would have read the case as well.
you wnat to be a lawyer, don't use wiki, if you cited to wiki in your brief or to a judge they would through you in jail for stupidy, get out of the wiki habbit. bad, wiki, bad.