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The United Nations is looking to spruce up its image. Could the Supreme Court be angling for a ride on the PR bandwagon as well?

The United Nations is looking to spruce up its image. Could the Supreme Court be angling for a ride on the PR bandwagon as well?

The United Nations is looking to spruce up its image. Could the

Supreme Court be angling for a ride on the PR bandwagon as well?



Last week, The Supreme Court’s Greatest Hits, a CD-ROM featuring

recordings of oral arguments in 50 major cases dating back to 1957, hit

the racks.



The compilation, put together by Northwestern University professor Jerry

Goldman, includes hour-long audio renditions of several of the court’s

loftiest rhetorical moments, such as Justice Felix Frankfurter’s famed

exchange with an attorney in an obscenity case. What, no ’Free

Bird’?



Goldman denied that the CD-ROM is part of a larger overall image

campaign, noting that the court was not involved in the project. ’I

wanted to make it accessible and authoritative,’ he said.



’If I could make it engaging, great.’



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