October 2, 2010
In celebration of Supreme Court Week, we've gathered a few of the latest resources about some fascinating, and important topics!
Resources from Street Law
New Justice: Elena Kagan
The Supreme Court welcomes a new justice this term, former Solicitor General Elena Kagan. Here we link to some background information about Justice Kagan, notes about her upcoming first term, and commentary from Supreme Court Institute resource expert Barbara Perry.
New Books and Videos; Speeches and Interviews with the Justices
SCOTUSblog & Online Resources
- One of the best online resources about the U.S. Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog, revamped and retooled over the summer. The new look, version 4.0, is easier to search, incorporates Scotuswiki’s resources about every single case that comes before the Court, has an accessible feature on statistics for the current term, and has a new mobile version. Tom Goldstein (another Supreme Court Institute resource expert)has a post that introduces you to the new blog.
- SCOTUSblog’s Plain English feature is available as a RSS feed. Visit the RSS Feed page to set up a feed to read the Plain English posts, which summarize certain cases or events at the Court for non-lawyers. The blog publishes a Plain English post about once per week.
- Other recommended online resources are available at Street Law's web site.
Previews of the Term
(Reproduced with permission)
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers