Sunday, June 28, 2009

Featured Blog: SCOTUSblog

The Supreme Court is perhaps one of the least understood branches of government, but every so often it becomes the center of national attention. This usually happens when the Court is ruling on an especially prominent case...or when a justice needs to be replaced. The latter, of course, has been the story from the past month or so, with President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Associate Justice David Souter. When I was looking for information on the judge and her rulings, I turned to SCOTUSblog. SCOTUS is, of course, the abbreviation for Supreme Court of the United States, and that is the focus of this legal/political/judicial blog. The group of lawyers and reporters who put this together write well-researched and up-to-date pieces on the latest news from the nation's highest court, and sometimes from the lower courts as well. Since it's written mainly by lawyers, there is a fair amount of legal jargon involved, but generally speaking the writing is accessible to the average person. For anyone who's interested in the rulings and implications of Supreme Court rulings-- and, I expect, for news and analysis of the Sotomayor hearings that will be starting on July 13-- I highly recommend following and reading the latest from SCOTUSblog.

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