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 online 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 2007-08 term, audio recordings of oral arguments from current and past terms, and a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building.
Supreme Court Preview - This site includes a brief summary of the issues raised in every case slated for oral argument, as well as case highlights and the full text of the court’s opinion once decided.
If you are interested in reading 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
- A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law: An Essay 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
- Judging Thomas: The Life and Times of Clarence Thomas by Ken Foskett
- Civil Procedure in Sweden by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution by Stephen Breyer