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Second-guessing SCOTUS? Try this fantasy league

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Blackman said he has heard that the justices are aware of his website.

FantasySCOTUS has also led to the creation of the Harlan Institute, a nonprofit Blackman started that's established a version of site that is used as a teaching tool in high schools across the country.

Anthony Sabino, a law professor at St. John's University in New York City, said while the idea of the fantasy league might sound silly at first, he believes it can be a good way to educate the public about the high court. A 2012 survey by the FindLaw.com legal information website found that nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn't name a single member of the Supreme Court.

"It makes people aware of the court and when you become aware of the Supreme Court, you become aware of your rights as an American and that is very, very important and that is always to the good," said Sabino, who teaches business and constitutional law.


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