September 23, 2011 3:14PM

How Do You Get to the Supreme Court?

So you want to know how the case of Good v. Evil ends up at the Supreme Court, providing fodder for all us legal pundits to digest and expound upon? The Institute for Justice has come out with an entertaining video going through the basics of trial and appellate procedure — essentially a “How a Bill Becomes a Law” for the legal practice set.

It’s really the best way to procrastinate on a rainy Friday afternoon:

Look for the volume of the Cato Supreme Court Review that appears briefly as the narrator describes the various materials attorneys have to read to get a good grasp on their case.