Thursday, March 17, 2005

The Supreme Court and the Internet

Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor and Supreme Court correspondent for Slate, has an interesting analysis at The American Lawyer on the ways that the Internet has changed news reporting about the Supreme Court and, to a lesser extent, how the Supreme Court does business.

In short, the Web has changed Court reporting quite significantly, and changed the way the Court does business almost not at all. Which suggests that–as it did with radio and television before–the Court might largely ignore a whole new medium that could shine some light on its mysterious ways.

Read the entire article: High Court Ethereality. Thanks to for the tip. You may also want to check out the blogs that Ms. Lithwick mentions in her article, Scotusblog and How Appealing, to see how blogs provide very current coverage of Supreme Court proceedings and decisions, as well as links to many relevant documents.

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