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The U.S. Supreme Court October Term 2011 and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

Posted by Library Blog on 09/30/2011 at 10:49 AM

In preparation for the upcoming visit of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox has created a display in the lobby of the law school building.  Take note of the number of faculty who have submitted briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court!  In addition to the display, the law library has created a guide to various resources for researching the Court, including a few mentioned here.

To provide information about the current term, the law library forwards a weekly email to all law students containing highlights from the BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) U.S. Law WeekU.S Law Week is one of several topical BNA publications (including titles that focus on criminal law, environmental law and family law) that report on activities of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

The SCOTUSblog provides opinions and orders, briefs, commentary and analysis, new filings, petitions to watch, and term tracker.

The Preview of the United States Supreme Court Cases is an ABA publication consisting of essays written by legal scholars on selected cases pending before the Court. Each essay contains a description of the issues and facts of the case, an analysis of the case, and a discussion of the significance of the case. A special issue offers a perspective on the recently completed term.

Among the regional and national newspapers and magazines reporting on the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court, the ABA Journal, National Law Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post are suggested reading.