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It’s the greatest invention since sliced bread!! What am I talking about? The newest way to be informed with today’s court decisions – DOGS! On John Oliver’s “Last Week’s Tonight” , Oliver tackled the problem that is the boredom. No just any boredom, but boredom that comes from listening to audio recordings of court decisions while showing a still picture of a court room sketch.
Inspired by the internet-sensation “Keyboard Cat”, Oliver re-created the court the 9 justices using dogs along with a duck as an assistant and a chicken as a stenographer. All the animals are real, but have fake paws/feet.
The video (below) uses actual audio recording from the ongoing Holt v. Hobbs case, emphasizing the absurdity that SCOTUS doesn’t allow proceedings to be televised despite allowing audio recording.
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Do you think playing audio over animal recreation footage would cause viewers to pay more attention to court decisions?
Do you think this presentation of the cases may lead viewers to not take the case decisions as seriously due to focusing too much on the visuals rather than the audio?