Play like a justice

December 29, 2009
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There’s an opportunity to play a fantasy version online of nearly every sport. Sports nuts spend weeks researching players preparing for fantasy drafts, hoping to build a perfect fantasy team.

But what about those people who may have an interest in sports but would prefer to spend hours pouring over legal briefs? Let me introduce you to FantasySCOTUS.net.

Started in October, the Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League let’s you in on the action and “play like the 10th justice.”

I first heard about Fantasy SCOTUS a couple months ago, but forgot about it until I realized my fantasy football season is over. It works like this: For every case the U.S. Supreme Court justices grant cert, you predict the outcome of the case, the split, and the justices in the majority and in the dissent. Points are assigned based on how accurate your predictions are.

Students, teachers and unemployed attorneys can play for free. Everyone else is supposed to pay either $5 or $10, unless you are a current Supreme Court clerk -- they aren’t allowed to play.

The site was created by a recent law school grad working in government. A league feature should be added soon and you can still sign up.

We got a kick out of this in the office and debated about signing up. Anyone playing and willing to give us the scoop on how you’re doing?
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