It’s the first Monday in October which means the U.S. Supreme Court is back in session with the justices on the bench today to hear oral arguments. Here are a few resources to help you better follow the 2016 Fall Term and to learn more about our nation’s highest court.
Official Website & Schedule
Official website of the U.S. Supreme Court, including list of cases scheduled for argument and the official calendar for argument, non-argument, and conference days.
Cases for Argument in the October term https://www.supremecourt.gov/grantednotedlist/16grantednotedlist
Visitor’s Guide to Oral Arguments https://www.supremecourt.gov/visiting/visitorsguidetooralargument.aspx
News & Activities
SCOTUSblog – this Peabody Award-winning site is one of the best ways to keep up on the news and activities of the Supreme Court, with daily reporting and analysis. Follow via social media.
Previews of this term from the New York Times and Washington Post
Study & Teaching
Oyez.org – The Oyez Project from the Chicago-Kent College of Law is an authoritative source of the Supreme Court’s audio “since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. Oyez … offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, plain-English case summaries, illustrated decision information, and opinions. Oyez also provides detailed information on every justice throughout history and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of several justices.”
General Info, Case Info & Lesson Plan Sites from the nonprofit organization, StreetLaw.
On Display at the Law Library
Select related titles and DVDs from our collection:
In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices by Todd Peppers, KF8742 .P3353 2012
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
KF8744 .H57 2015
In the Balance: Law and Politics in the Roberts Court by Mark Tushnet
KF8775 .T87 2013
Murder at the Supreme Court by Martin Clancy
KF9227.C2 C525 2013
First Monday in October, starring Walter Matthau & Jill Clayburgh
PN1997 .F57 2004
Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne
PN1992.77 .T48 2011
Looking for something you don’t see? Just ask! Our Reference Services staff will be glad to help: http://www.law.uga.edu/reference-services or call (706) 542-6591.