Think you have what it takes to be a Supreme Court clerk?
Sandra Day O’Connor says: Bring it, noob.
Supreme Decision, a free computer game for teens created with the help of the former Supreme Court justice and Arizona lawmaker, has launched at www.ourcourts.org. It’s the first of several planned Web-based games designed to get middle-school age students totally amped about the Constitution and the legal system.
Players assume the role of a clerk helping one of the esteemed justices prepare for a tie-breaking vote on a First Amendment case. It’s kind of like when I was in school and our class split into groups to roleplay a similar scenario — except, now the students can do it at individual computers, ignoring each other and preparing for a life of featureless solitude in the cubicle farms of Changzhou.