Last year, I paid a visit to the United States Supreme Court during the “off season.” Oral arguments had already been concluded for the term. There weren’t too many people around—at least in the public areas—except for tourists and busloads of children on field trips. It was a quiet summer.
This year, the Supreme Court has taken a different path with the conditional resignation of Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the subsequent passing of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. With a historic opportunity to re-shape the nation’s highest court, President Bush has been receiving plenty of unsolicited advice from both sides of the aisle. Now that the Senate confirmation hearings for John Roberts, Jr. are underway, those seeking their daily fix of US Supreme Court news and commentary can visit the following blogs.
- ACSBlog. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
- Balkinization. Commentary on law, poitics and culture. By Professor Jack M. Balkin of Yale Law School.
- Campaign for the Supreme Court. Blog on the politics and strategy of the appointment battle. From the Washington Post.
- How Appealing. Covers appellate litigation. From Legal Affairs.
- Inside Scoop. Supreme Court blog. A project of the Alliance for Justice.
- Law Profesor Blogs. Includes blogs on criminal law, media law and more.
- Legal Theory Blog. Covers recent scholarship in jurisprudence, law and philosophy, law and economic theory, and theoretical work in substantive areas. By Professor Lawrence Solum of the University of San Diego Law School.
- LiveCurrent. Commentary on the Supreme Court. From the Los Angeles Times.
- The Oyez Supreme Court Podcast. Features podcasts of US Supreme Court oral arguments.
- SCOTUSblog. Features live coverage of the Roberts confirmation hearings as well as regular commentary on the Supreme Court. From Goldstein & Howe, P.C.
- Volokh Conspiracy. By Professor Eugene Volokh of UCLA School of Law.
- Underneath Their Robes. Features news, gossip and commentary on the federal judiciary.
- U.S. Supreme Court Blog. Offers summaries and commentaries on Supreme Court cases.