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C-SPAN offers video treasure trove

Originally I planned to focus this post on a great documentary on the U.S. Supreme Court that C-SPAN has been showing — and which is also available for viewing online. I showed the piece to my media law class, and they were more interested than one might expect for a group of 20-somethings at 8 a.m. in the morning. I definitely recommend it for other media law teachers.

But while nosing around the C-SPAN site, I discovered a wealth of videos on everything from press conferences to in-depth interviews. I even found dozens of videos featuring one of my journalism heroes, Helen Thomas.

So if you are looking for clips from politicians, educators, journalists and business people, give the C-SPAN Video Library a try.

Helen Thomas Video


Supreme Court justice bobbleheads

The Green Bag: An Entertaining Journal of the Law has been making bobbleheads of Supreme Court

This bobblehead -- and others like this -- are pictured on Greenbag.

This bobblehead -- and others like this -- are pictured on Greenbag.

justices. They are hysterical, but also informative.

I used this “Annotated Bobblehead” image of Justice David Souter to tie in the 2 Live Crew “Pretty Woman” copyright case in my media law class today. The students loved it. I just wish I could get my hands on the actual bobblehead doll.

Trust me. It’s definitely work clicking the Greenbag link to check this out.

Great spoof on privacy laws

Ah, Onion, you’ve done it again.

If you need a laugh, be sure to check out:

Right To Privacy Not Guaranteed By Constitution, Says Supreme Court Justice Peeking In Bathroom Window

All you ever wanted to know about the U.S. Supreme Court

When I was trolling the web for some free speech legal news, I discovered a New York Times page completely focused on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The page includes everything a multimedia package, bios on the justices, court documents, links to blogs and the usual case updates. For media law junkies like me, it is fabulous.