Monday, May 25, 2009

Potential Moot Court Tool - SCOTUS Blog

Two of the best resources for monitoring the USSC are the SCOTUS Blog and SCOTUS Wiki. The blog is great for keeping you up to date: use the RSS feed or your iGoogle feed application. The wiki links to the original documents filed in the case. The two are joined at the hip: the blog generally links to the wiki page where the documents are maintained.

Here's an example to consider. Just this last semester one of the LP sections had an assignment that involved an issue about impeachment evidence that was illegally obtained. That issue was eventually resolved when the USSC heard the case of Kansas v. Ventris and entered its decision. Not only was the progress of the case through the USSC tracked by blog posts, all of the relevant documents were posted on the wiki along with a recap and analysis of the oral argument and the decision.

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