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Thursday, February 22, 2018

UMN Crowdsourcing Project to Decipher Supremes' Notes

very interesting project has recently gotten underway that seeks to crowdsource the transcription of Supreme Court Justices' handwritten notes. SCOTUS Notes seeks to transcribe "a collection of 12,600 pages of notes taken by Justices Harry A. Blackmun and William J. Brennan. This extraordinarily rare collection of papers housed at the Library of Congress provides insights into the Court’s conference in cases decided between 1959 and 1994 with overlapping notes taken by Blackmun and Brennan between 1970 and 1990." As interesting, the project was developed in part by Timothy Johnson, a political science professor at the U, using the Zooniverse platform, also pioneered at the University of Minnesota.  

You too can join in the transcription fun!

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