Our plan for the end of the Term
On Monday, we will launch a pretty substantial redesign of the blog’s home page, which has been several months in the making.
For every opinion day for the rest of the Term, we will put a special plan in place for the major pending rulings: the two same-sex marriage cases, the Fisher affirmative action case, and the Shelby County challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. On any given opinion announcement day, we will revert back to our usual operations if the Court does not issue any of those decisions.
First, we will temporarily adopt a new format. Readers will be directed straight to the live blog, rather than our usual homepage. In other words, you will see only the live blog, not any other posts. This format makes sure that the blog loads as fast as possible for everyone, and hopefully eliminates any chance of us crashing under the load.
On the live blog itself, several members of our team will be answering questions and publishing comments. And obviously, we’ll be providing updates from the Court.
On days on which the Court issues a major opinion, the live blog will remain active for several hours. As soon as we can, we will post the opinions in full. Our own coverage will include initial descriptions of the rulings, followed by a more analysis and Plain English summaries.
We will add posts to the blog, including our analysis and round-ups of coverage. But readers will access all of those posts through the live blog, where we will post links.
We also have several “snap symposia” planned to deliver a range of perspectives on the decisions after they are issued. A list of symposia contributors is below the jump.
Same-sex-marriage confirmed contributors:
Helen Alvare – George Mason University School of Law
Randy Barnett – Georgetown University Law Center
William Duncan – Marriage Family Law Foundation
John Eastman – Chapman University School of Law
Suzanne Goldberg – Columbia Law School
Eric Restuccia and Aaron Lindstrom – Michigan Solicitor General’s Office
Steve Sanders – University of Michigan Law School
Paul Smith – Jenner & Block
Larry Tribe – Harvard Law School
Affirmative-action confirmed contributors:
Vik Amar – UC Davis School of Law
David Bernstein – George Mason University Law School
Elise Bodie – NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Roger Clegg – Center for Equal Opportunity
Melissa Hart – Colorado Law
Olati Johnson – Columbia Law School
Rick Sander – UCLA Law School
Abigail Thernstrom – U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Voting Rights Act confirmed contributors:
Rick Hasen – University of California Irvine Law School
Jeffrey Harris – Bancroft PLLC
Ellen Katz – University of Michigan Law School
Justin Levitt – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
John Neiman – Solicitor General of Alabama
Rick Pildes – New York University Law School
Ilya Shapiro – Cato Institute
Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, Our plan for the end of the Term, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 14, 2013, 10:08 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/our-plan-for-the-end-of-the-term/