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In U.S., when high-tech meets high court, high jinks ensue

09
May
2014

These and other apparent gaffes by the justices during oral arguments have became a source of bemused derision, as tech aficionados, legal experts and others have taken to social media, blogs, YouTube and other outlets to proclaim the justices black-robed techno-fogeys. \”Everyone who’s anyone inside that courtroom is most likely an incompetent Luddite,\” Sarah Jeong, a 25-year-old Harvard Law School student, wrote on her personal blog following a recent Supreme Court argument dealing with a copyright dispute over TV online startup Aereo. When it comes to cutting-edge technology, Jeong told Reuters: \”Mom and Dad are the Supreme Court.\” Parker Higgins, a 26-year-old digital rights advocate who works at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, spliced together audio of the Aereo argument for comic effect and posted it on a sound cloud and at YouTube.

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