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After a Decade, U.S. Supreme Court Finally Revamps Its Web Site

Anyone who spent time on the U.S. Supreme Court's Web site over the past few years would probably agree that it was outdated and lacked many features that would be useful to lawyers and other users. As discussed on WisBlog on Friday, the Court rolled out a new Web site last week that, while not a dramatic move toward Web 2.0, finally brings a much-needed update.

Indeed, for nearly a full decade, the Court's site appears to have gone virtually unchanged, and offered very little in the way of features. The always-fun Internet Archive Wayback machine shows that between 2000 and 2008 (the last available date), the Web site changed the look of a few icons but not much more:

2000:

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A few tweaks here and there, et voilĂ , 2008:

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As of last week, however, the new site offers an updated and more user-friendly design. In a press release last week, the Court also highlighted the new site's enhanced search capabilities, an interactive argument calendar, improved graphics and additional historic information, and added that additional updates and features would be coming over time. Below is a screen shot of the new site. Click on the image to explore it for yourself.

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Posted by Bruce Carton on March 22, 2010 at 02:38 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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