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