Friday, October 15, 2010

What U.S. Supreme Court Justices do when they retire

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was interviewed on PBS's program Newshour on Oct. 13 concerning her views about electing judges. The interview starts out, however, with a description of a project the Justice is behind - a new web site with games to teach middle school children the basics of civics, a subject no longer part of the curriculum in many American schools. Although the site doesn't have audio or video, except for a musical background, it's worth a visit by anyone who wants to learn more about the U.S. legal system. 10 min, video or .mp3, transcript available.