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For high court, a fantasy league of the their own

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Posted: Feb 15, 2014 9:14 AM

Updated: Feb 15, 2014 9:15 AM

HOUSTON (AP) In many ways, it's a fantasy league like any other, with participants obsessing over mounds of data and teams sporting a variety of colorful names like "RISK It for the Biscuit."

But in this league, it's not NFL or MLB players who are the stars but a group known for its courtroom skills: the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.

In FantasySCOTUS, participants earn points for correctly predicting how the judges will vote on cases.

The site was created in 2009 by Josh Blackman, a Houston law professor who started it after joking with a friend about Las Vegas betting odds on a pending ruling.

The online game has more than 20,000 participants. While there is no cash prize, the winner is crowned the "chief justice."

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