October Term Links & Supreme Court Resources
October 02, 2017
Supreme Court of the United States
Today’s post authored by Jim Kite.
With the October 2017 term of the United States Supreme Court starting today, here is a round-up of links to the best previews of the new term from around the web. Also, this is a great opportunity to check out Boley Law Library’s U.S. Supreme Court Research Guide.
- Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases from the ABA is now available through HeinOnline and includes the archive extending back until 1973. Coverage now includes the most current issue which addresses this current term.
- Over at the New York Times, Linda Greenhouse has an op-ed on the lessons of the highest profile case that Supreme Court will not be hearing this term: the Travel Ban. The rest of their SCOTUS coverage is here. Did you know as a member of the L&C Law community, you have free access to the NYT? Read all about how to sign up.
- NPR reported on the 11 cases added to the calendar last week. The Washington Post explores one of those cases in which court will rehear the issue the payment of mandatory fees in public employee unions that lead to a 4-4 deadlock after the death of Justice Scalia in 2016. With your .edu email address, you also have access to free access to the Post.
- SCOTUS Mapper is a fun tool for visualizing the development of the Supreme Court precedent over time.
- The Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown Law summarized most of the cases before the court this term and highlighted a few with discussions in their annual Supreme Court Term Preview Report.
- Bloomberg BNA’s litigation podcast Cases & Controversies has a preview of the labor cases before the court including an investigation into the phenomenon of the federal government arguing on opposing sides of a Supreme Court dispute.
- In anticipation of the October 2017 term, Law360 ran a series of reflections by attorneys on their first time arguing before the court including the story of one attorney who used Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” to pump herself up before oral arguments.
- Both SCOTUSblog and the Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Bulletin track and preview every case before the Court.
- United States Law Week is a must-read resource for all things SCOTUS. Use your Bloomberg Law account to access this current awareness tool. Don’t have an account yet? Go to www.bloomberglaw.com/activate and use your L&C email address to register.
- Greg Stohr at Bloomberg Politics (among others) takes a look at the impact Justice Neil Gorsuch will have on a wide range of issues in his first full term on the court, while David G. Savage at the Los Angeles Times considers Justice Kennedy’s role amidst speculation that it may be his last term on the court. The Economist takes a similarly Kennedy-centric view of the calendar.
- Given the recent hub-bub about Justice Gorsuch speaking to a Trump-affiliated group, SCOTUSblog has compiled a map of all of the justices‘ speaking events this summer that is surprisingly interesting.
- Our very own Professor Jim Oleske wrote about the potential for Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission to rewrite the jurisprudence of the Free Exercise clause over at Take Care.
- First Mondays is a pleasantly irreverent podcast by a couple of law professors that manages to provide insight into the Supreme Court while also entertaining.
- Radio Lab also premiered Season 2 of their podcast More Perfect on the role of the Supreme Court decisions in our daily lives.
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Happy First Monday!