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Re: [dvd-discuss] [OT-Fun} Fantasy Supreme Court League

You're having too much fun Jim....DON"T STOP! !!  ;-)

NOw...there's a California lottery drawing tomorrow...should I buy a ticket or 
play this game... that's a tough one..Split court, O'Conner providing swing 
votes..not quite Lewis Powell....flip a coin...

On 15 Oct 2002 at 16:30, James S. Tyre wrote:

Date sent:      	Tue, 15 Oct 2002 16:30:58 -0700
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From:           	"James S. Tyre" <jstyre@jstyre.com>
Subject:        	[dvd-discuss] [OT-Fun} Fantasy Supreme Court League
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> For allaya lawyer wannabes, and Gawd knows there are tons of you here, even if
> you're not prepared to admit it.  ;-)
> To make the game at least slightly list-relevant, note that _Eldred_ is one of
> the selected cases.
> http://www.lawpsided.com/contest.htm
> Fantasy Supreme Court League
> Home Book Articles Speaking About
> In the Fantasy Supreme Court League, "players" will attempt to predict the
> outcome of 9 cases that will come before the Supreme Court in its 2002-2003
> "season", which will run from October 2002 through June 2003.  The winner of the
> contest will receive a cash prize of $500 and will be named "Armchair Jurist of
> the Year."
> Players will receive 10 points for each correct outcome.  Moreover, players will
> receive additional points for choosing the proper "vote spread," which will be
> the number of votes by which the case is decided.  For instance, if a case is
> decided by a 5-4 margin, the vote spread is 1 point.  Likewise, if a case is
> decided unanimously (9-0), then the vote spread is 9 points.  A player will
> receive an additional 15 points for choosing the exact vote spread.  Otherwise,
> the player will receive a number of points equal to 10 minus the difference of
> his prediction and the actual vote spread.  For instance, let's suppose a player
> predicts a 5 point vote spread and actual vote spread is only 1 point.  In this
> case, the player will receive 6 additional points (10 - ( 5 - 1)).  Of course,
> in order to receive any bonus points, the player must have correctly predicted
> the outcome of the case in the first place.
> In addition, to "playing" 9 cases, each player will also choose a 
> "Tie-Breaker Justice."  In the event of a tie, the winner will be the 
> player whose Tie-Breaker Justice voted on the winning side of the case most
> often.  For instance, let's suppose that, at the end of the contest, two players
> are tied with 225 points (yeah right!).  In this event, the tie will be broken
> by looking at their respective Tie-Breaker Justices.  If Player 1 chose Justice
> Scalia, who voted with the majority in 5 of the cases, and Player 2 chose
> Justice Breyer, who voted with the majority in 6 of the cases, then Player 2
> will be declared the winner.  In the unlikely event of a tie in the tie-breaker,
> all winning players will share the cash prize equally.
> In the event that a ruling is ambiguous and a winner can not be determined,
> Lawpsided reserves the right to modify the contest in the matter it deems best. 
> Also, if the Supreme Court fails to decide one or more cases prior to the end of
> the season, then the case(s) will be dropped from the contest and the winner
> will be determined based upon the cases then decided.
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