/ October 5, 2009

Supreme Decision: Gaming the Supreme Court?

Who is the newest female Supreme Court justice? If you guessed Justice Sonia Sotomayor, then you guessed wrong. We are talking about Justice Irene Waters, a member of the fictional high court in “Supreme Decision”, a brand new online game developed by Our Courts. Our Courts is a civic education project spearheaded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that aims to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy.

Can games like “Supreme Decision” improve civic education in America? According to Justice O’Connor, only one-third of Americans can name the three branches of government, so it certainly seems worth a shot.

This Sunday, The Washington Post published an entertaining review of “Supreme Decision” by Above the Law bloggers Kashmir Hill and David Lat.

To try the game out yourself, click here.

Sources: The Washington Post, Above the Law, Our Courts, The Roanoake Times.

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