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SCT Today:
With the new Supreme Court Term set to start next week, I thought I should mention BakerBotts' excellent "SCt Today" e-mail newsletter. The newsletter is a funny and entertaining e-mail written by a Supreme Court litigator summarizing recent developments at the Supreme Court. The one and only John Elwood started the tradition a few years ago, and Mark Stancil picked it up next; the torch has now passed to my friend Aaron Streett, who clerked for Rehnquist when I clerked for Kennedy.

  You can read archives of the series going back to 2000 here, and the most recent e-mail, sent yesterday, here. Some of the newsletters are classic — my favorite is probably this one by John Elwood during the road to Bush v. Gore — and all of them offer an insightful take on Supreme Court developments. Most importantly, you can sign up for free by sending Aaron an e-mail at aaron.streett (at) bakerbotts.com.
Dick King:
Will the Supreme Court open on Yom Kippur?

-dk
9.27.2006 5:50pm
Lorenzo (mail):
Orin, I must not read around enough, but I didn't know you clerked for Justice Kennedy. Since he's the newest swing voter on the court, can you give us readers any inside knowledge? For instance, can you explain why his opinions seem to range beyond the narrow legal issues, almost to the point of sounding like a pundit's column? Is he close to violating the separation of court and pundit?
9.27.2006 6:50pm
BobVDV (mail):
If they are all like the following gem, I'm signing up:


United Haulers Assoc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Authority, 05-1345

If there is a case that sums up October Term 2006 so far, it is United Haulers. Petitioners tell us that this case is about the "virtually per se prohibition on hoarding solid waste"....
9.27.2006 6:50pm
Lev:

a funny and entertaining e-mail written by a Supreme Court litigator summarizing recent developments at the Supreme Court


I have the sound of military music in my ears, and Scottish cooking in my mouth.

It might be informative though.
9.28.2006 4:09am