It’s October, which means the Supreme Court of the United States is back in business. The Court started hearing oral arguments on Monday, October 6th. The following are a few helpful resources for those interested in keeping up with the latest term of the Court.
- Supreme Court of the United States website: Your first place to turn for information on the court. What better place to get information than straight from the source. Some important resources available on the website include slip opinions; oral argument calendars, audio, and transcripts; hearing lists; and general information about the Court.
- Oyez.org: A product of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Oyez is a multimedia archive that aims to be the authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court. Additionally, users can find summaries of cases; opinions; and justice votes, which are organized by vote, seniority, and ideology.
- SCOTUSblog: SCOTUSblog is a great source for statistics, recent news, and analysis of everything Supreme Court.
For those interested in learning more about the Court, the Law Library has several books on the Court:
- Landmark Supreme Court Cases: The Most Influential Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, by Richard Leiter and Roy Mersky.
- The Supreme Court A to Z, by Jost Kenneth.
- The Supreme Court of the United States: An Introduction, by Thomas Walker.
- Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court Is Not a Court and Its Justices Are Not Judges, by Eric J Segall (Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law at GSU Law).