Computer game touted by O'Connor hits Web

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PHOENIX -- A free computer game for teenagers created with the help of Sandra Day O'Connor has made its Internet debut.

" ," the first of several planned Web-based games, went online earlier this month. In it, students can play a U.S. Supreme Court clerk assisting a justice with a tie-breaking vote over a First Amendment case.

The games are part of the Our Courts project. Backed by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Georgetown University, the project was designed to teach middle schoolers about the Constitution and the courts.

O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has said more people can name an "American Idol" judge than the three branches of government.

The former justice, who retired in 2006, was recently awarded the Medal of Freedom.

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