University of Wisconsin–Madison

First Monday in October

Meeting on the first Monday in October as required by statute, the United States Supreme Court launched into its 2012-2013 term this week.  From affirmative action at the University of Texas to gay marriage, there are some controversial cases on the court’s current docket.  If you are interested in monitoring Supreme Court activity as their term progresses, here are some useful resources:

The Supreme Court’s website is a great place to start.  It includes dockets, opinions, oral arguments and tips for locating briefs.

Bloomberg BNA US Law Week is an electronic subscription available from the Law Library’s homepage.  This classic service is renowned for its in-depth analysis and a great way to keep up-to-date on all court developments.

The American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Court cases is another well regarded publication that provides expert analysis of all cases given plenary review by the court. Older editions are available in the Hein Online database; the library has a print subscription for the most current issues.

Cornell’s Legal Information Institute also provides previews of oral arguments.

And finally, to read what lawyers are saying about Supreme Court decisions, log-in to Bloomberg Law for access to the very popular SCOTUSblog.


Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on October 22, 2012

This article appears in the categories: Law Library

Submit an Article