The U. S. Supreme Court
The first Monday in October is traditionally the start of the new United States Supreme Court session. If you’re interested in keeping up with what’s going on at the Court, the following sources should prove useful:
- U.S. Law Week - Supreme Court Today - This database provides reports on the latest developments at the Supreme Court, including cases filed, cases granted review, oral argument schedules, selected oral argument summaries, news stories that report on oral arguments or review the term, and more.
- SCOTUSblog - A blog published by the D.C. firm Akin Gump providing discussion of recent developments in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence.
- Oyez Project - This multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court and its work provides biographies on current and past justices, information on cases scheduled for the 2008-09 term, audio recordings of oral arguments from current and past terms, and a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building.
If you are interested in learning more about the current members of the court, you might want to take a look at the following titles written by or about the current justices:
- The Bill of Rights: A Century of Progress by John Paul Stevens
- Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges by Antonin Scalia
- The Constitution and the Spirit of Freedom by Anthony M. Kennedy
- David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican on the Rehnquist Court by Tinsley E. Yarbrough
- My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir by Clarence Thomas
- Speaking in a Judicial Voice: Reflections on Roe v. Wade by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution by Stephen Breyer
- What Makes the D.C. Circuit Different? A Historical View by John G. Robert, Jr.
An Introduction to the Italian Constitutional Court by Samuel A. Alito