These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, this is a valuable resource for researching SCOTUS cases without bias. We rate Oyez Least Biased and Very High for factual reporting.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Oyez Project at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law is an unofficial online multimedia archive of the Supreme Court of the United States, especially audio of oral arguments. The Oyez Project has all audio recordings of SCOTUS proceeding dating back to October 1955. The project and website were founded by Jerry Goldman, a research professor of law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Oyez Project received technological support from the National Science Foundation and grants from National Endowment for the Humanities. The project is also supported by various academic institutions such as Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the legal web portal FindLaw, and the law firm Mayer Brown. In July 2016, the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School and Justia joined IIT as sponsors.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Oyez does exactly what it claims. It provides audio of SCOTUS proceedings for every case dating back to 1955. It also provides all information about the case including a handy “Facts of the Case” summary. There is minimal bias in wording and relies strictly on SCOTUS information. They also have a biography section that details each Justice’s biography who served on the court since 1789. Oyez has a link to “news” that directs to ISCOTUS Now, which a blog run by Chicago-Kent College of Law. This blog also presents law news with minimal loaded words and proper sourcing.
Overall, this is a valuable resource for researching SCOTUS cases without bias. We rate Oyez Least Biased and Very High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 7/18/2020)