-- Oyez provides all the information available on the Oyez website in a conveniently package form for mobile users
-- Oyez can focus their attention to the portion of the Supreme Court’s work that most interests them. For example, a student studying constitutional law could limit the app to only those cases that would be found in any casebook or textbook. Practitioners interested in bankruptcy cases could create a collection that identifies only cases bearing on bankruptcy issues. The choice remains entirely with the user.
--Users can choose between streaming or downloading audio. Streaming provides immediate access to our synchronized audio and transcripts over cellular or WiFi networks. It is robust: You can pause and pick up hours later at the same point in the audio. Downloading allows storage and later playback. We recommend its use over wifi eliminating data charges.
--We have improved design and logic, including a brief tutorial to instruct old and new users on the features and functionality in the app.
--Users can now create clips and save them in a clip repository. It is simple to create a clip of a single speaker segment, a single speaker turn, or, using the scissors function, create a clip of non-contiguous segments. Clips in the repository can be shared and later repurposed in presentations or other projects consistent with our Creative Commons licensing terms.
—Oyez will be updated regularly to account for new and old case descriptions and as the Court adds new cases to its docket.
- You can now download case audio and transcript files for offline use, and automatically resume from your last spot if you need to take a break.
- We have added the upcoming 2018-2019 Term. You can see all the cases granted cert to date for the upcoming term.
- We have reworked the UI and continue to address bugs to improve the stability and functionality of the app.
Ratings and Reviews
Helpful resource when studying American history
Books addressing various periods and issues in American history often make reference to Supreme Court cases. While some go into detail about a particular case, some only mention the decision. This app will allow you to read about a Supreme Court case and get more details about the topic. It not only supplements your reading, but helps you to develop a knowledge base of Supreme Court cases for future reference and discussions with others.
Incredible incredible application
This application is the most comprehensive window into the world of the Supreme Court. You can listen to oral arguments while reading along to the transcripts, with each speaker identified. As well, you can read a brief summary of the case followed by the opinion of the court. I feel I have gained a more complete understanding of the subtleties of the court room and individual personalities of the justices. This application really opened me up to the world of SCOTUS.
Please fix this app.
After the most recent update (~4d ago), the app does not work. The app displays the loading screen with the Oyez logo for about 15-30 seconds and then crashes, which returns you to the iOS home screen. I have tried to use (open) the app several times since updating with no luck.. I really love the app normally and very much hope that it gets fixed soon.
P.S., I will gladly change my review after the app gets fixed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.