Link rot is a problem for all scholars, even Justices on the Supreme Court.  A recent study by the Harvard Law Review found that 25% of links cited in Supreme Court opinions had rotted.


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Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011) provides a particularly salient example of the problem. In his opinion, Justice Alito cited, a site that has since been altered, and now provides a commentary on the transience of information on the internet:

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